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The Resource Scenes of clerical life, George Eliot ; edited with an introduction by Jennifer Gribble

Scenes of clerical life, George Eliot ; edited with an introduction by Jennifer Gribble

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Scenes of clerical life
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Scenes of clerical life
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George Eliot ; edited with an introduction by Jennifer Gribble
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eng
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"'Many men write well and tell a story well, but few possess the art of giving individuality to their characters so happily and easily as you...'" "Thus wrote the publisher John Blackwood in February 1857 to a shy and ambitious new author, whom he had not yet met, George Eliot. Shielded by this pseudonym, Mary Ann Evans made her fictional debut when Scenes of Clerical Life appeared in Blackwood's Magazine the same year. These stories contain Eliot's earliest studies of what became enduring themes in her great novels: the impact of religious controversy and social change in provincial life, and the power of love to transform the lives of individual men and women."--BOOK JACKET
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George Eliot's fiction debut work contains three stories of the lives of clergymen, with the aim of disclosing the value hidden in the commonplace. "The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton" portrays a character who is hard to like and easy to ridicule. "Mr. Gilfil's Love-Story," brings forth conflicting value systems revolving around a young woman, Caterina, and two men. "Janet's Repentance" is an account of conversion from sinfulness to righteousness achieved through the selfless endeavors of a clergyman
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025875
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1819-1880
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Eliot, George
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no index present
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fiction
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bibliography
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Gribble, Jennifer
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Penguin classics
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  • Clergymen
  • Clergy
  • Clergy
  • England
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adult
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Scenes of clerical life, George Eliot ; edited with an introduction by Jennifer Gribble
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First published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1857
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Includes bibliographical references: p. 355-[370]
Contents
The sad fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton -- Mr. Gilfil's love-story -- Janet's repentance
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000020004480
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20 cm.
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xliii, [370] p.
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regular print reproduction
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9780140436389
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(pbk.)
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Scenes of clerical life, George Eliot ; edited with an introduction by Jennifer Gribble
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Publication
Note
First published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1857
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 355-[370]
Contents
The sad fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton -- Mr. Gilfil's love-story -- Janet's repentance
Control code
000020004480
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xliii, [370] p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140436389
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(pbk.)
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