This work uses George Eliot's essay, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists
as a guide for examining Eliot's response to the literary
conventions prevalent in Victorian women's fiction. In her essay,
Eliot refers to six popular novels, which are now extremly rare.
This work is the first to examine these novels and the role that
their conventions play in Eliot's own fiction. Accordingly, Adam
Bede is seen within the context of Evangelical fiction. The mill on
the Floss is viewed as a oracular novel, and Middlemarch is
compared to the mind and millinery novels. Eliot's essay and silly
novels she discussed thus provide a new way of measuring her
fiction by her own yardstick.
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