Who is George Eliot?

  • (noun): British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880).
    Synonyms: Eliot, Mary Ann Evans

George Eliot

Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.

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Features - List of Books Included - 100 Classic Book Collection - UK Version
... The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas Adam Bede George Eliot The Mill on the Floss George Eliot Silas Marner George Eliot Middlemarch George ...
Norbury, Derbyshire
... The hamlet has links with George Eliot's family, the Evans ... George Eliot's father, Robert Evans, was born in Roston Common and sang in the choir at Norbury church, and most of George Eliot's paternal ancestors are buried there ... Dinah Morris (based on George Eliot’s aunt, Elizabeth Evans) preached here ...
James Tait Black Memorial Prize - List of Recipients
1941 Joyce Cary, A House of Children 1941 John Gore, King George V (George V) 1942 Arthur Waley, Translation of Monkey by Wu Cheng'en 1942 Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede, Henry Ponsonby Queen ... The Towers of Trebizond 1956 St John Greer Ervine, George Bernard Shaw (George Bernard Shaw) 1957 Anthony Powell, At Lady Molly's 1957 Maurice Cranston, Life of John Locke (John Locke) 1958 Angus ... Eliot 1958 Joyce Hemlow, The History of Fanny Burney (Fanny Burney) 1959 Morris West, The Devil's Advocate 1959 Christopher Hassall, Edward Marsh (Edward Marsh) 1960 Rex Warner ...
Scenes Of Clerical Life - Background - Religious Context
... See also History of the Church of England - 19th Century George Eliot's intellectual journey to agnosticism had been circuitous, taking in "the easygoing Anglicanism of her family ... Life is sympathetic to the Church and its ministers, however Eliot "was too secure in her own naturalistic ethics to need to become crudely anti-religious ... During the period that George Eliot depicts in Scenes of Clerical Life religion in England was undergoing significant changes ...
Hetty Sorrel
... Hetty Sorrel is a major character in George Eliot's novel Adam Bede (1859) ... Aside from her great physical beauty, George Eliot takes care to make it clear that she does not have many attractive personal qualities ... the plot is founded on a story told to George Eliot by her aunt Elizabeth Evans, a Methodist preacher, and the original of Dinah Morris of the novel, of a confession of child-murder ...

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