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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 129–148.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Andrew Elfenbein George Eliot’s novella Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe was central to the high school English curriculum in the United States for much of the twentieth century. Its status had risen during a period of cooperation between high schools and colleges about standards for admission...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 80–82.
Published: 01 March 1988
...- ington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988. xi + 236 pp. $23.00. At the close of The Rise of Silas Lapham the Reverend Mr. Sewell asks Silas if he has any regrets about the social and economic renunciation that marks his moral ascent. Silas replies thoughtfully, “I don’t know as I should...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 76–79.
Published: 01 March 1988
... in Howells’s America. By ELSANETTELS. Lex- ington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988. xi + 236 pp. $23.00. At the close of The Rise of Silas Lapham the Reverend Mr. Sewell asks Silas if he has any regrets about the social and economic renunciation that marks his moral ascent. Silas replies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 37–50.
Published: 01 March 1948
... evolves and continues from festival to festival. The predilection of the author for folk-festivals is evident throughout her works, beginning with Donnithorn’s festival in Adam Bede, a similar feast in Silas Marner, the various tavern scenes in Janet’s Repentance and later novels, notably...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 82–87.
Published: 01 March 1988
.... Though his pattern here is consistent, it strikes me as somewhat less rigid than Nettels shows. Kinney inA Modern Instance, Lemuel in The Minister’s Charge, Persis and Penelope as well as Silas in The Rise of Silas Lapham, and Mrs. Allison in The Vacation of the Kelwyns, for example, are all...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 82–87.
Published: 01 March 1988
.... Kinney inA Modern Instance, Lemuel in The Minister’s Charge, Persis and Penelope as well as Silas in The Rise of Silas Lapham, and Mrs. Allison in The Vacation of the Kelwyns, for example, are all speakers of nonstandard or substandard English who have much to recom- mend them as human beings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 317–325.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and, for some, unloved centrality of Silas Marner in American classrooms in Robson On Difficulty 321 the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Here again, though, there are divergences. Elfenbein looks at a prose text; at protocols of discussion and analysis that were...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 505–506.
Published: 01 December 1950
.... The abundance, power, and humor of the somewhat faulty early novels, Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss, are constricted in the pleasing legendry of Silas Marner and are almost extinguished under the weight-the laboriousness-of Romolu. After she had schematized Felix Holt but before she lost...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (3): 426–428.
Published: 01 September 1999
...-cannot? And if the novel should be read allegorically, then why has it not been compared to Silas Marner, the Eliot work that most read- ers would easily accept in that light? One strongly wishes not to editorialize in these ways, but the impulse is virtually unavoidable when the reader...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (3): 328–330.
Published: 01 September 1971
... on Silas A/lai-n.er) is that they too are shaped by other critics’ readings, as though writing a dissertation entailed retreat from the reality of one’s own discov- eries. At its best, this half of the book has nothing whatsoever to do with the first. Indeed, as it takes the novels seriously...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (2): 121–131.
Published: 01 June 1978
... by Atherton in A Modern Instance (1881), enacted by Silas in The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885), and explicitly stated by the Rever- end Sewell in The Minister’s Charge (1887), it is obvious that he was working toward it. Similarly, Howells’s prevalent notion throughout his career-that a good marriage...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 261–265.
Published: 01 June 1998
... of Shakespeare (e.g., in a superb treatment of As You Like It), to pas- toral narrative (where he investigates how different works mediate the con- flict between the stasis characteristic of pastoral and the demand for narra- tive movement), to pastoral novels (in loving analyses of Silas Murner...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 168–183.
Published: 01 June 1949
... into a political mare’s nest. Dix belonged to the “Barnburner” or radical faction of New York Democrats, while Marcy leaned toward the con- servative “Hunkers.” Dix and the Barnburners were just then bit- terly accusing iMarcy and the Hunkers of knifing their leader, Gov- ernor Silas Wright...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 March 1965
..., or Dinah, or Silas, but of one who, if not the real George Eliot, is that “second self” who writes her books, and lives and speaks through them. Such a second self of an author is perhaps more substantial than any mere human personality encumbered with the accidents of flesh...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (4): 475–489.
Published: 01 December 1949
... concludes his famous letter with the heroic line “For England, home, and beauty,” from “The Death of Nelson” (David Copperfield, Chap. 52) ; the same song is put to good use by Silas Wegg, Chap. 4, Book 4, of Our Mutrccrl Friend and by Captain Cuttle in Chap. 48 of Dombey and Son; Dick Swiveller...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 239–257.
Published: 01 June 2014
... (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), and Silas Marner (1861). 15  Thus “the true artist” creates “according to the inner laws by which the world and himself are governed the vehicle is not more a part of his creation than the Dale Green and the Modern Novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (2): 108–129.
Published: 01 June 1986
... “like an inspiration,” a “wondrous shock of feel- ing . . . like the earthquake which shook the foundations of Paul and Silas’s prison” (p. 539). When they meet, he is again her “dear master” to whom she has now returned, as he immediately under- stands, very much “in the flesh” (p. 555...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 June 2014
... MLQ June 2014 authors of Samuel Silas Curry, an influential promoter of expression. MLQ  December 2011 Curry wrote an entire book about Browning’s dramatic monologues,  Performing a New France identifying them as examples of a new literary form. Registering...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (3): 295–317.
Published: 01 September 1991
... in SihMum, immediately following upon “BrotherJacob.” Silas must not spend at all, in order to preserve his gold as a fetish object, to allow it to grow and multiply with a magical, generative power of its own.) For David the author figure, sugar, poised between food and art, is a medium...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 69–94.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., – and Corcoran, – 16 Bowen often expressed a critical interest in this tradition. Her thoughts on the gothic can be found in introductions to Le Fanu’s Uncle Silas, in The Mulberry Tree: Writings of Elizabeth Bowen, ed. Hermione Lee (San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, – and The House...