RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 51028609 LA English UL http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511484834 T1 George Eliot and the British Empire A1 Henry, Nancy,, PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge; New York YR 2002 SN 0511014368 9780511014369 0511119925 9780511119927 9780521808453 0521808456 9780511484834 0511484836 9780511044687 0511044682 0511156596 9780511156595 AB "In this study, Nancy Henry introduces a new set of facts that place George Eliot's life and work within the contexts of mid nineteenth-century British colonialism and imperialism. Henry examines Eliot's roles as an investor in colonial stocks, a parent to emigrant sons, and a reader of colonial literature. She highlights the importance of these contexts to our understanding of both Eliot's fiction and her situation within Victorian culture. Henry argues that Eliot's decision to represent the empire only as it infiltrated the imaginations and domestic lives of her characters illuminates the nature of her realism. The book also re-examines the assumptions of post-colonial criticism about Victorian fiction and its relation to empire."--Jacket.