ESCENAS DE LA VIDA PARROQUIAL

ESCENAS DE LA VIDA PARROQUIAL

GEORGE ELIOT

$805.00
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ALBA
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LITERATURA
ISBN:
978-84-8428-855-8
Idioma:
Castellano

«Nunca había visto nada parecido a la veracidad exquisita y a la delicadeza tanto del humor como del pathos de estas historias; y me han impresionado de una manera que me sería muy difícil expresar.» Charles Dickens

Escenas de la vida parroquial fue la primera obra narrativa publicada por George Eliot. Consta de tres novelas cortas –«El triste destino del reverendo Amos Barton», «La historia de amor del señor Gilfil» y «El arrepentimiento de Janet»- que aparecieron anónimamente por entregas en la revista Blackwood’s y luego se publicarían en un libro en 1858, ya firmado por «George Eliot». Si Middlemarch sería la crónica de la vida en provincias, estas Escenas, situadas en las ficticias poblaciones de Shepperton y Milby, en Warwickshire, lugar de nacimiento de la autora, son una crónica de la vida rural, trazada especialmente alrededor de la figura del párroco, uno de los personajes más relevantes de la narrativa británica del siglo XIX. Los conflictos sociales y religiosos son el telón de fondo de historias muy íntimas, casi secretas, en torno a reputaciones dañadas, virtudes equívocas, amores perdidos o pesadillas incubadas en interiores respetables. «El arrepentimiento de Jane», trata precisamente, de un modo insólito, el tema de la violencia doméstica. George Eliot ya mostraba aquí la profundidad de pensamiento, la amplitud de miras, la gracia constructiva y el sutil manejo de la narración que serían características de su obra de madurez.

Otros libros del autor

  • IMPRESSIONS OF THEOPHRASTUS SUCH
    GEORGE ELIOT
    George Eliot (1819-80) is one of the most widely-read of the 19th-century novelists and story-writers. "Impressions of Theophrastus Such" appeared in 1879, Eliot's last completed work. It consists of 18 short essays narrated by a middle-aged bachelor, Theophrastus. ...

    $1,339.00

  • MIDDLEMARCH
    GEORGE ELIOT
    This novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during the period 1830-32. It has a multiple plot with a large cast of characters, and in addition to its distinct though interlocking narratives it pursues a number of underlying themes, including the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, an...

    $19.00

  • SILAS MARNER
    GEORGE ELIOT
    A man becomes a recluse when he’s accused of a crime he did not commit Silas Marner is a skilled weaver working long hours in London for a Calvinist sect that does not appreciate him. When the congregation’s funds are stolen, Silas is framed for the theft and excommunicated. Presumed guilty, abandoned by the love of his life, evicted from his modest home, and humiliated by the ...

    $85.00

  • ADAM BEDE
    GEORGE ELIOT
    George Eliot’s debut novel tells a story of love in rural eighteenth-century England. Adam Bede is an upstanding, hardworking, intelligent young man, the kind of person who knows what he wants—and what he wants is the incredibly shallow Hetty Sorrel. Though Hetty is a milkmaid, she harbors dreams of becoming a dignified member of the upper class. To that end, she has set her si...

    $85.00

  • THE MILL ON THE FLOSS
    GEORGE ELIOT
    The classic tale of one young woman’s quest for fulfillment in 1820s England, and the price she would pay for true freedom.   Maggie Tulliver’s entire life has been spent in the shadow of Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss with her beloved older brother, Tom. But when their father meets an untimely death, the siblings’ singular bond is strained as Tom is forced to leave his studi...

    $85.00

  • DANIEL DERONDA
    GEORGE ELIOT
    Two members of the British upper class are drawn together—and torn asunder—by their search for self in this “startling and unexpected novel” (A. S. Byatt).   As a true scion of the English gentry, Daniel Deronda has been raised with the expectation that he will take his rightful place in society—despite being possessed of a disquiet he cannot ignore. When he spies the beautiful...

    $85.00