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Author Paxton, Nancy L., 1949-

Title George Eliot and Herbert Spencer : feminism, evolutionism, and the reconstruction of gender / Nancy L. Paxton
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1991]
©1991

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Description x, 280 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Feminism, evolutionism, and the reconstruction of gender -- Beauty, sexuality, and evolutionary process : Adam Bede and "personal beauty" -- Feminism and the problem of authority : The mill on the floss and "physical training" -- The origins of morality : Silas Marner and First principles -- Feminism, history, and cultural determinism ; Romola and The principles of biology I -- Women's suffrage and women's suffering : Felix Holt and The principles of biology II -- Theories of origin and knowledge : Middlemarch and The study of sociology -- Civilization and degeneration : Daniel Deronda and Spencer's later writing
Analysis English fiction
English fiction
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-274) and index
Subject Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Political and social views.
Eliot, George, 1819-1880.
Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Evolution (Biology) in literature.
Evolution in literature.
Feminism and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Gender identity in literature.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Sex role in literature.
Women in literature.
Sex role.
LC no. 90044942
ISBN 0691068410 (alk. paper)