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Scenes of Clerical Life

By Eliot, George

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Title: Scenes of Clerical Life  
Author: Eliot, George
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Scenes of Clerical Life
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1858
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Scenes of Clerical Life, which appeared in book form in 1858 (after serial publication in the previous year), was the first published fiction by George Eliot, the pen name for Mary Anne Evans. It consists of three novellas based on the lives of country clergymen and their communities. These characters interest Eliot not for their theology — she had abandoned conventional Christian belief — but for their humanity. In these stories, we find the earliest signs of the narrative voice, the humanism, and the realism that would make George Eliot one of the greatest novelists of the 1800s. (Introduction by Bruce Pirie)

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