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Title: Towards Zion : George Eliot's artistic assessment of contemporary liberalism
Author: Stevens, J.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1980
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This thesis examines George Eliot's historical research and her shrewd historical insights; it explores her comprehension of her times and emphasises her social-historical reassessment of Methodism, Evangelicalism and Judaism. Image themes have been examined to point to the author's use, and judgement of, the works and ideas of her contemporaries, particularly J.S. Mill, Mazzini, Carlyle, Ruskin, and Wagner. Some endeavour has been made to point to possible originals of her fictional creations. I have attempted to show the major direction in her creative work, i.e. the increasing development of her humanist vision of an organic community, her Zion.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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