Abstract

Abstract:

Through repeated quotations and allusions over the course of her novel Middlemarch, George Eliot suggests a relationship between that work and John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. While this connection has received some critical attention during the past two decades, I contend that it runs deeper, and carries greater significance, than has yet been recognized. Through an analysis of the major epistemic course of each plot, I argue that Middlemarch is an attempt to carry Milton’s account of faith and reason into the nineteenth century.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2056-5666
Print ISSN
0148-3331
Pages
pp. 355-367
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-04
Open Access
No
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