Darwin s Plots Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin George Eliot and Nineteenth Century Fiction Gillian Beer s landmark book demonstrates how Darwin overturned fundamental cultural assumptions in his narratives how George Eliot Thomas Hardy and other writers pursued and resisted their contradi

  • Title: Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction
  • Author: Gillian Beer
  • ISBN: 9780521783927
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gillian Beer s landmark book demonstrates how Darwin overturned fundamental cultural assumptions in his narratives, how George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and other writers pursued and resisted their contradictory implications, and how the stories he produced about natural selection and the struggle for life now underpin our culture This second edition incorporates a new prefaceGillian Beer s landmark book demonstrates how Darwin overturned fundamental cultural assumptions in his narratives, how George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and other writers pursued and resisted their contradictory implications, and how the stories he produced about natural selection and the struggle for life now underpin our culture This second edition incorporates a new preface by the author and a foreword by the distinguished American scholar George Levine.

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    1. I generally admire Beer as a scholar, but I think I've already imbibed most of what she's argued here through other means. She reads Darwin and his theory of evolution for that moment in the 19th century when theory poses on the boundary between fiction and fact. She traces the ways that Darwin's thinking impacts Victorian thought generally, and then looks at his theory's influence on Eliot and Hardy especially.


    2. Anyone who loves George Eliot or the novels of Thomas Hardy will like this book for its connection of those authors and books with the big unavoidable presence of Charles Darwin -- even in ficiton.


    3. Though some times a bit hard to slog through, there were some fantastic observations and really enlightening comments about perceptions of evolution and nineteenth century thought and literature.


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