George Eliot's Dialogue with John Milton

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University of Missouri Press, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 278 pages
"In George Eliot's Dialogue with John Milton, Anna K. Nardo details how Eliot reimagined Milton's life and art to write epic novels for an age of unbelief. Nardo demonstrates that Eliot directly engaged Milton's poetry, prose, and the well-known legends of his life - transposing, reframing, regendering, and thus testing both the stories told about Milton and the stories Milton told."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

Introduction
1
John Milton
31
Milton and Romolas Fathers
66
Milton and Dorotheas Husbands
83
Testing the Ways of Milton in Middlemarch
111
Eliots Challenge to Milton in Adam Bede
135
The Freedom of My Mind
166
A Wider Vision
189
Great Benefactors of Mankind Deliverers
216
Conclusion
247
Bibliography
261
Index
275
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Anna K. Nardo is Alumni Professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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