Gillian Beer, 7 February 1985
Show More Clarkey: A Portrait in Letters of Mary Clarke Mohl 1793-1883 by Margaret Lesser.
Oxford, 235 pp., £15, September 1984, 0 19 211787 4Show More
George Eliot and Community: A Study in Social Theory and Fictional Form by Suzanne Graver.
California, 340 pp., £22.70, August 1984, 0 520 04802 4Show More
“... free spirit such as Mary Mohl; the narrative is burdened with the responsibilities of connection. Suzanne Graver’s long, learned and somewhat rambling book illustrates the variety of contexts within which George Eliot was writing and thinking, from Comte to Maine on Ancient Law, from Spencer and Lewes to Feuerbach with his Marxian potential. She ...”