The Convergence between the Thoughts of George Eliot and Henry James

  •  Mahdi Shamsi    


This paper aims to have a technical concentration on George Eliot's Daniel Deronda in order to form a complex and dynamic interpretation of Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady. The author of this paper intends to show how Eliot’s ideas may have been in James’s mind during his early writing career, long before writing his novel. This study will technically interpret Daniel Deronda to evaluate James’s indebtedness to Eliot in a more concrete way. This technical consideration provides a framework for the readers to have a different understanding of James's statement in the preface of the New York edition when he states that his heroine’s destiny was unknown to him while writing the novel. The author is confident in his argument that Eliot's novel can provide the readers a framework to criticise heroine's character and destiny.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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