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George Henry Lewes By Hock Guan Tjao

George Henry Lewes
by Hock Guan Tjao

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Lewes-consort of George Eliot, biographer of Robespierre and Goethe, novelist, editor, and critic-was also a scientist and philosopher. Tjoa not only reconstructs Lewes' theory of criticism and his social and political opinions but also evaluates his contributions to Darwinian science both as original thinker and as popularizer.
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George Henry Lewes: A Victorian Mind by Hock Guan Tjao

George Henry Lewes, consort of George Eliot biographer of Robespierre and Goethe, novelist, editor, and critic, was also a scientist and philosopher. An intellectual figure of great importance on the Victorian scene, he has never before received adequate modern scholarly appreciation. In this book Professor Tjoa not only reconstructs Lewes' theory of criticism and his social and political opinions but also evaluates his contributions to Darwinian science both as original thinker and as popularizer. With skillful discrimination, moreover, Mr. Tjoa has extracted from Lewes' massive five-volume Problems of Life and Mind a clear and succinct account of Lewes' metaphysical views. Literature and art, politics and societs science and an in- formed Victorian philosophy of man and the universe: the effervescent Lewes made important contributions to all. Hitherto in danger of surviving in our minds only as the lover, friend, and counselor of one of the Victorian age's greatest novelists, Lewes emerges in Mr. Ijoa's brief and lucid study as a thinker to he remembered for his writings as well.

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About Hock Guan Tjao


Hock Guan Tjoa is Lecturer in History and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya.

Table of Contents


* The Making of a Man of Letters * The Man of Letters as Moralist Criticism of Society * Criticism of Literature * The Construction of a Victorian World-View * Science as Paradigm *An Empirical Metaphysics * Epilogue *Appendix: Calendar of the Life of George Henry Lewes *Bibliographical Essay *Notes *Index

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GOR009960940
George Henry Lewes: A Victorian Mind by Hock Guan Tjao
Hock Guan Tjao
Harvard Historical Monographs
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Harvard University Press
1990-07-01
172
0674348745
9780674348745
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