Making Up Society: The Novels of George Eliot Philip Fisher

ISBN: 9780822985549

Published: October 28th 1981

Paperback

254 pages


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Making Up Society: The Novels of George Eliot  by  Philip Fisher

Making Up Society: The Novels of George Eliot by Philip Fisher
October 28th 1981 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 254 pages | ISBN: 9780822985549 | 6.52 Mb

Fisher places the work of George Eliot within the great evolution that constitutes the nineteenth-century English novel. He reports not only about her work, but about an evolving complex literary form. Fisher examines Eliot’s work as responding to “MoreFisher places the work of George Eliot within the great evolution that constitutes the nineteenth-century English novel.

He reports not only about her work, but about an evolving complex literary form. Fisher examines Eliot’s work as responding to “the loss of society,” the breakdown between public life and individua moral history. As trust in the community as a base of moral life weakens, decisive changes occur: the English novel accommodated itself to the disappearance of society and changed from the representation of individuals as members of a social order to the description of the self surrounded by collections of unrelated others.



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