Synopses & Reviews
This volume aims to help students understand George Eliot's novel by providing primary sources that clarify what students may find obscure. These sources are crucial to appreciating the allusions and references that Eliot uses to develop her characters and to enhance her overall presentation of English life. Excerpts and complete texts provide context for both the action of the novel (set in the 1830s) and the period of its composition (1859-1860). The volume also presents some of the best modern criticism of the work to further explore how the novel is currently studied.
About the Author
Alan J. Richardson is professor and chair of the accounting area at the Schulich School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. from Queen's University and is an FCGA and Life Member of the Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario. He was the founding editor of "Canadian Accounting Perspectives" and currently sits on the editorial boards of ten academic journals. His research focuses on the regulation of audit practice rights. He has published in "Accounting Organizations and Society", "Contemporary Accounting Research", "Journal of Accounting Research", and "Accounting Historians Journal", among others
Table of Contents
About this Series Introduction A Note on the Text I. The Mill on the Floss II. Literary and Cultural Contexts George Eliot, "The Natural History of German Life" (1856) George Eliot, "Brother and Sister" (1869) George Eliot, "Looking Inward" and "Looking Backward" from Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879) Daniel Defoe, from Satan's Devices; or the Political History of the Devil (1726) Oliver Goldsmith, from An History of the Earth and Animated Nature (1774) G.H. Lewes, from Studies in Animal Life (1862) III. Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Critical Responses Unsigned review from Spectator, April 1860 Unsigned review from Saturday Review, April 14, 1860 E.S. Dallas, from The Times, May19, 1860 Jennifer Uglow, from George Eliot (1987) Jules Law, "Water rights and the 'crossing o' breeds': Chiastic exchange in The Mill on the Floss" (1992) J.M.I. Klaver, "'I will ferry thee across': The Meaning of Fluvialism in George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss" (1999) Chronology of The Mill on the Floss George Eliot: Chronology Works Cited For Further Reading