George Eliot in Society
Travels Abroad and Sundays at the Priory
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: The Ohio State University Press
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Title Page, Copyright
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C o n ten ts
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I llust r atio n s
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...2. George henry Lewes. Courtesy of the national Portrait Gallery London 113. Frederic Burton. Courtesy of the national Portrait Gallery London 134. herbert Spencer. Courtesy of the national Portrait Gallery London 245. Charles Lee Lewes. Courtesy of the national Portrait Gallery London 256. Barbara Bodichon. Courtesy of the national Portrait Gallery London 26...
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...he society (less extensive than George Eliot’s, though only a touch less illustrious), both personal and professional, which I have kept during the years I’ve been writing this book, has con-tributed much to its completion. On the professional side, I would like to thank my institution’s President Mark Rosenberg, always reliable for his ...
A bbr e v iatio n s
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JWC George Eliot’s Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals...
1. Introduction: The Big "S"
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...n June of 1877, freshly arrived in Surrey for their first summer Lewes delighted in their new “property” (GEL 6:386). Lewes, writing to John Walter Cross, describes it as “more ravishing than we fan-cied it—especially in this splendid weather—and the walks and drives are so much better than Society! (With a big S)” (GEL 6:386). In addition to ...
2. Travels Abroad: Taking the Waters
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...were, quite deliberately, building a social circle that eventually eral cases, their annual travels had already resulted in new or enhanced friendships. In 1860 they had become acquainted with the T. A. Trol-lopes in Florence, and the following year journeyed with Tom Trollope to the remote monasteries of Camaldoli and LaVerna where George Eliot ...
3. Months of Sundays
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...alentine’s Day, 1869, fell on a Sunday and brought to London a short interlude of faux spring weather that coaxed the foliage in ruary sun and warmth, added to the usual prospect of fascinating, and possibly useful, conversation, helped bring many callers to the Leweses’ home in St John’s Wood that day. As guests gathered in the drawing room ...
4. Between Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda: Singers, Lovers, and Others
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...share the social rank of Priory guests, if not their intense intel-setting, as well as its 1828–32 temporal setting, have helped to preserve the notion that George Eliot drew her characters only from her girlhood acquaintances in Warwickshire (her father Robert Evans as the model for Caleb Garth the most generally accepted among them) and to deflect ...
5. The Salons, The Spas, and Daniel Deronda
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...novel to its conclusion. This time, she and Lewes decided on yet another spa visit, perhaps the most famous they ever made: to the fashionable pre-cincts of Bad Homburg soon adapted by George Eliot as Leubronn in Daniel Deronda. From 21 September through 13 October 1872, probably by advance plan, the Leweses shared much time at Bad Homburg with ...
6. John Cross and the Last Spa
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...supposedly included a desperate, perhaps suicidal, jump into the Grand Canal, she moved him as quickly as possible to the Schwarzwald, end-ing up at the spa at Bad Wildbad. George Eliot’s decision to marry John Walter Cross has invited various interpretations, most of them based on its inexplicability. They range from Haight’s belief that “she was not fitted to ...
Appendix. The Leweses' Travels Abroad: A Chronology
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Page Count: 208
Illustrations: 14 halftones
Publication Year: 2013