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Felix Holt, The Radical

George Eliot

The author of "Felix Holt, The Radical" is George Eliot, a pen name for Mary Ann Evans. The narrative, which debuted in 1866, takes place in the fictitious English town of Treby Magna amid the political turmoil brought on by the 1832 Reform Act. Felix Holt, the protagonist of the book, is a thoughtful, morally-driven young man with extreme political beliefs. Felix gets involved in the lives of the Transome aristocrats, especially that of Esther Lyon, the stunning and idealistic daughter of a prosperous landowner. Despite their different socioeconomic backgrounds, Esther finds herself pulled to Felix as she learns about the injustices and social problems of the day. The story explores topics including the effects of industrialization, class conflict, and the fight for political reform by fusing social and political commentary. In addition to reflecting Eliot's own worries about social justice and the obligations of the privileged class, the novel also follows the characters as they struggle with their ideas and values in a changing world. "Felix Holt, The Radical" delves deeply and intricately into political and moral dilemmas, illuminating social conflicts and changes during a pivotal juncture in English history. The novel is praised for Eliot's perceptive characterizations and her attention to the important political and social issues of the day.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 428
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.95in - 1.19lb
  • EAN: 9789361429620
  • Categories: Romance - General

About the Author

Eliot, George: - Mary Ann Evans, a well-known English author, poet, and translator, was born in Warwickshire, England, on November 22, 1819, and went by the pen name George Eliot. She was one of the most well-known authors of the Victorian era. Eliot is renowned for his study of difficult moral and societal problems, precise characterizations, and psychological understanding in his works. In the 19th century, Eliot defied social norms by pursuing a profession in literature and rising to the position of editor of the progressive intellectual newspaper Westminster Review. After being released in 1859, her debut book, "Adam Bede," became an instant hit. After that, she wrote a number of critically lauded books, including as "The Mill on the Floss" (1860), "Silas Marner" (1861), and "Middlemarch" (1871-1872), which is frequently regarded as her best work. George Eliot's literary style revealed a sharp awareness of society and a profound comprehension of human nature. In a milieu of mostly male authors, she was able to gain greater respect by choosing to adopt a male pseudonym. Themes like relationships, morals, and societal shifts during the Industrial Revolution were all tackled in Eliot's works.