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Master of Arts

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The writer proposes to determine those predominant theories that are reflected in George Eliot's novels and support with evidence that they reflect her life and her time. It is further hoped that by pointing out the prevailing theories that are reflected in Eliot's novels there will be a clarification of the variations and embellishments which have been established concerning the private life of the great authoress.

Because George Eliot is regarded as an interpreter for her era, one naturally expects to find theories other than religious, moral, social and political. For the purpose of this study, however, all emphasis will be placed on religious, moral, social and political theories of the writer as found in Romola, Adam Bede, and Felix Holt. The writer is assuming that these theories support the contention of George Eliot's life and her work, and that George Eliot, despite the peculiar circumstances of her own life, was essentially a person of high moral, religious, and political principles and that those principles are reflected in her novels.


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John B Coleman Library

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