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Levine, George Lewis

Overview
Works: 61 works in 349 publications in 2 languages and 18,455 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Study guides  Bibliography  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Other, Transcriber
Classifications: QH365, 575.0162
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Most widely held works about George Lewis Levine
 
Most widely held works by George Lewis Levine
The Endurance of Frankenstein : essays on Mary Shelley's novel by George Lewis Levine( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Victorian prose by George Lewis Levine( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The realistic imagination : English fiction from Frankenstein to Lady Chatterley by George Lewis Levine( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin and the novelists : patterns of science in Victorian fiction by George Lewis Levine( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorian novel clearly joins with science in the pervasive secularizing of nature and society and in the exploration of the consequences of secularization that characterized mid-Victorian England. p. viii
The Cambridge companion to George Eliot by George Lewis Levine( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of specially-commissioned essays provides accessible introductions to all aspects of George Eliot's writing by some of the most distinguished new and established scholars and critics of Victorian literature. The essays are comprehensive, scholarly and lucidly written, and at the same time offer original insights into the work of one of the most important Victorian novelists, and into her complex and often scandalous career. Discussions of her life, the social, political, and intellectual grounding of her work, and her relation to Victorian feminism provide valuable criticism of everything from her early journalism to her poetry. Each essay contributes to a new understanding of the great fiction, from Adam Bede and The mill on the floss to Daniel Deronda. With its supplementary material, including a chronology and a guide to further reading, this Companion is an invaluable tool for scholars and students alike
The boundaries of fiction: Carlyle, Macaulay, Newman by George Lewis Levine( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does Carlyle, Macaulay, Newman sustain the values of old traditions and at the same time meet the challenge of contemporary Victorian experience is the subject of Professor Levine's book. Like the novelists of the period upon whom they had great influence, these three writers were seeking stability and permanence in an age of tremendous change. They were trying to sustain the values and order of old traditions and at the same time meet the challenge of contemporary Victorian experience. How each one met this challenge is essentially the subject of Professor Levine's book. The author begins with a close analysis of the style and structure of the writers' key works, essentially dissimilar in nature, then moves on to an exploration of what they had in common. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The emergence of Victorian consciousness : the spirit of the age by George Lewis Levine( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mindful pleasures : essays on Thomas Pynchon( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin loves you : natural selection and the re-enchantment of the world by George Lewis Levine( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without minimising or sentimentalising the harsh qualities of life governed by natural selection, and without deifying Darwin, this text makes a moving case for an enchanted secularism - a commitment to the value of the natural world and the human striving to understand it
How to read the Victorian novel by George Lewis Levine( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How to Read the Victorian Novel provides a unique introduction to the genre. Using examples from the classics, like The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Jane Eyre, The Woman in White, and Middlemarch, it demonstrates just how unfamiliar their familiarity is. The book attempts to break free of the sense that the Victorian novel is somehow old-fashioned, moralizing, and formally careless by emphasizing the complexity, difficulty, and rare pleasures of the Victorian writers' strenuous efforts both to entertain and to teach; to create serious "art" and to appeal to wide audiences; to respond both to the demands of publishing and also to their own rich imaginative engagement with a world heading into modernity at full speed. Broad in its scope, the text surveys a wide variety of literary types and explores the cultural and historical developments of the novel form itself."--Jacket
Aesthetics and ideology( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One culture : essays in science and literature( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructions of the self( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated critical bibliography of George Eliot by George Lewis Levine( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The joy of secularism : 11 essays for how we live now( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Can secularism offer us moral, aesthetic, and spiritual satisfaction? Or does the secular view simply affirm a dog-eat-dog universe? At a time when the issues of religion, evolution, atheism, fundamentalism, Darwin, and science fill headlines and invoke controversy, The Joy of Secularism provides a balanced and thoughtful approach for understanding an enlightened, sympathetic, and relevant secularism for our lives today. Bringing together distinguished historians, philosophers, scientists, and writers, this book shows that secularism is not a mere denial of religion. Rather, this positive and necessary condition presents a vision of a natural and difficult world -- without miracles or supernatural interventions -- that is far richer and more satisfying than the religious one beyond. From various perspectives -- philosophy, evolutionary biology, primate study, Darwinian thinking, poetry, and even bird-watching -- the essays in this collection examine the wealth of possibilities that secularism offers for achieving a condition of fullness. Factoring in historical contexts, and ethical and emotional challenges, the contributors make an honest and heartfelt yet rigorous case for the secular view by focusing attention on aspects of ordinary life normally associated with religion, such as the desire for meaning, justice, spirituality, and wonder. Demonstrating that a world of secular enchantment is a place worth living in, The Joy of Secularism takes a new and liberating look at a valuable and complex subject
Dying to know : scientific epistemology and narrative in Victorian England by George Lewis Levine( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Levine shows that for nineteenth-century scientists, novelists, poets, and philosophers, access to the truth depended on conditions of such profound self-abnegation that pursuit of it might be taken as tantamount to the pursuit of death. The Victorians, he argues, were dying to know in the sense that they could imagine achieving pure knowledge only in a condition where the body ceases to make its claims: to achieve enlightenment, virtue, and salvation, one must die."--Jacket
Realism and representation : essays on the problem of realism in relation to science, literature, and culture( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin the writer by George Lewis Levine( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, arguably the most important book written in English in the nineteenth century, transformed the way we looked at the world. It is usually assumed that this is because the idea of evolution was so staggeringly powerful. Prize-winning author George Levine suggests that much of its influence was due, in fact, to its artistry; to the way it was written. Alive with metaphor, vivid descriptions, twists, hesitations, personalexclamations, and humour, the prose is imbued with the sorts of tensions, ambivalences, and feelings characteristic of great literature
Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science by George Lewis Levine( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Levine is one of the world's leading scholars of Victorian literature and culture. This collection of his essays extends and develops the key themes on which his work has centered throughout his career: the intersection of nineteenth-century British literature, culture and science, and the relation of knowledge and truth to ethics. The essays offer new perspectives on George Eliot, Thackeray, the Positivists and the Scientific Naturalists, and reassess the complex relationship between Ruskin and Darwin. In readings of Lawrence and Coetzee, Levine addresses Victorian and modern efforts to push beyond the limits of realist art by testing its aesthetic and epistemological limits in engagement with the self and the other. Some of Levine's most important contributions to the field are reprinted, in revised and updated form, alongside previously unpublished material. Together, these essays cohere into an exploration both of Victorian literature and culture and of ethical, epistemological and aesthetic problems fundamental to our own times."--Jacket
The origin of species by means of natural selection ; The descent of man and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. Arguing for a material, not divine, origin of species, he showed that new species are achieved by 'natural selection'. Development, diversification, decay, extinction and absence of plan are all inherent to his theories." "Darwin read prodigiously across many fields; he reflected on his experiences as a traveller, he experimented. His profoundly influential concept of 'natural selection' condenses materials from past and present, from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters. The Origin communicates the enthusiasm of original thinking in an open, descriptive style, and Darwin's emphasis on the value of diversity speaks more strongly now than ever."--book jacket
 
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The Endurance of Frankenstein : essays on Mary Shelley's novel
Alternative Names
Levine, George.

Levine, George 1931-

Levine, George L. 1931-

Levine, George Lewis

Levine, George Lewis 1931-

Languages
English (276)

Turkish (1)

Covers
The realistic imagination : English fiction from Frankenstein to Lady ChatterleyDarwin and the novelists : patterns of science in Victorian fictionThe Cambridge companion to George EliotDarwin loves you : natural selection and the re-enchantment of the worldHow to read the Victorian novelOne culture : essays in science and literatureThe joy of secularism : 11 essays for how we live nowDying to know : scientific epistemology and narrative in Victorian England