Darwin's Plots Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

ISBN-10: 0521743613
ISBN-13: 9780521743617
Edition: 3rd 2009
Authors: Gillian Beer
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Book details

List price: $63.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.Gillian Beer is King Edward VII professor emerita of English at the University of Cambridge, England.

Foreword
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the third edition
Introduction
The remnant of the mythical
'The second blow'
Problems of knowledge
Darwin's language
'Pleasure like a tragedy': imagination and the material world
Fit and misfitting: anthropomorphism and the natural order
Darwin's plots
Analogy, metaphor and narrative in The Origin
Darwinian myths
Growth and its myths
Growth and transformation
Transformation, retrogression, extinction: Darwinian romance
Responses: George Eliot and Thomas Hardy
George Eliot: Middlemarch
The vital influence
Structure and hypothesis
The web of affinities
George Eliot: Daniel Deronda and the idea of a future life
Descent and sexual selection: women in narrative
Finding a scale for the human: plot and writing in Hardy's novels
Darwin and the consciousness of others
Notes
Select bibliography of primary works
Further reading related to Charles Darwin
Index

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