Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) is a social novel written by George Eliot about political disputes in a small English town at the time of the First Reform Act of 1832. In January 1868, Eliot penned an article entitled "Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt". This came on the heels of the Second Reform Act of 1867 which expanded the right to vote beyond the landed classes and was written in the character of, and signed by, Felix Holt.
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“Felix Holt” is an engrossing story the major events of which unfold against the backdrop of the general elections of 1832. Set in the fictional town of Terby Magna, it is a tale that combines vivid characterization with a strong storyline. Eliot’s narrative prowess is at its best as she deftly deals with the intertwined themes of politics, love and family issues. Captivating!Product Description:
Felix Holt, austere, idealistic, and passionate, is pitted against the self-satisfied local landlord Harold Transome in this story set in a Midland borough at the time of the Great Reform Bill of 1832. Every class of society is included in Eliot's vivid picture of political ferment.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140430849