Scenes of Clerical Life (Oxford World's Classics)
Extreame Savings Item! Save 43% on the Scenes of Clerical Life (Oxford World's Classics) by Oxford University Press at Jen Blood. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 'the only true knowledge of our fellow-man is that which enables us to feel with him'George Eliot's first published work consisted of three short
George Eliot's first published work consisted of three short novellas: 'The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton', 'Mr Gilfil's Love-Story', and 'Janet's Repentance'. Their depiction of the lives of ordinary men and women in a provincial Midlands town initiated a new era of nineteenth-century literary realism. The tales concern rural members of the clergy and the gossip and factions that a small town generates around them. Amos Barton only realizes how much he depends upon his wife's selfless love when she dies prematurely; Mr Gilfil's devotion to a girl who loves another is only fleetingly rewarded; and Janet Dempster suffers years of domestic abuse before the influence of an Evangelical minister turns her life around.
These stories are remarkable for the tenderness with which Eliot portrays a bygone time of religious belief in a newly secular age, giving literary fiction an alternative language to religion and philosophy for the observation and understanding of human experience.
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