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George Eliot and the Cosmopolitan Cynic

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"George Eliot and the Cosmopolitan Cynic" explores the contribution made to Eliot's thinking about cosmopolitanism by her long-standing philosophical and stylistic attraction to cynicism. Middlemarch (1872) and Daniel Deronda (1876) have to date dominated critical debate about Eliot's engagement with the idea of a cosmopolitan ethical detachment. This essay focuses instead on two more experimental pieces of writing that came before and after the major novels: The Lifted Veil (1859) and Impres...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.2979/victorianstudies.55.1.85

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, English
Publisher:
Indiana University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Victorian Studies Journal website
Volume:
55
Issue:
1
Pages:
85-105
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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EISSN:
1527-2052
ISSN:
0042-5222
URN:
uuid:3fcae7b0-998e-43f0-915a-3695ed7d0936
Source identifiers:
528001
Local pid:
pubs:528001

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