Janet s Repentance by George Eliot Janet s Repentance Scenes of Clerical Life When Mr Tryan arrives in Milby, with his disturbingly evangelical and puritan tendencies, the small town is deeply divided in a bitter fight over the suitability of his evening lectures When Mr Tryan arrives in Milby, Janet s Repentance Janet s Repentance is a perfect example of that ability Additionally this story, about domestic violence, is composed at a time when the subject would be considered somewhat taboo I am quite sure George Eliot was potentially exposing herself to much criticism in publishing this work. Scenes of Clerical Life Janet s Repentance Janet s Repentance is the only story in Scenes of Clerical Life set in the town of Milby itself Following the appointment of Reverend Mr Tryan to the chapel of ease at Paddiford Common, Milby is deeply divided by religious strife. Janet s Repentance Random Jottings Janet s Repentance is one of the three stories collected under the title Scenes of Clerical Life and was the last of her shorter stories before she embarked on the larger works for which she is most known. Janet s repentance Great Writers Inspire ebook version of Janet s repentance Revised version of Not recorded Forms part of Scenes of clerical life, of which the first edition Janet s repentance OTA The Oxford Text Archive Janet in the loudest rasping tone, was the next sound that rang through the house Janet again before a slow step was heard on the stairs, and a distant light began to flicker on the wall of the passage. Janet s Repentance Revisiting a Scene of Clerical Life Janet s Repentance is interesting for lots of reasons, including its grim account of Janet s abusive marriage, which has driven her, in her misery and shame, to drink I ll teach you to keep me waiting in the dark, you pale, staring fool he said, advancing with his slow, drunken step.