The Power of Knowledge

George Eliot and Education

by Linda K. Robertson (Author) University of Kansas (Author)
Others VII, 191 Pages


George Eliot's writing reflects the concerns about education that were a primary issue of debate in Victorian England. Through her essays, fiction, and letters, Eliot commented on problems that had existed at the end of the previous century and which continued to plague her contemporaries. The Power of Knowledge: George Eliot and Education provides historical context for the controversies and clarifies Eliot's position on topics ranging from the burdens of illiteracy to the desirability of a classical education to developments in higher education for women.


VII, 191
ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1997. VII, 191 pp.

Biographical notes

Linda K. Robertson (Author) University of Kansas (Author)

The Author: Linda K. Robertson is Professor of English at the University of Arkansas, Monticello. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Formerly, she taught at Cottey College. Her publications include articles on George Eliot, Benjamin Disraeli, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.


Title: The Power of Knowledge