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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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    Solomon’s Proverbs, I think, have omitted to say, that as the sore palate findeth grit, so an uneasy consciousness heareth innuendos.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    No barber shaves so close but another finds his work.
    English proverb, collected in George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs (1640)

    You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man’s form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
    —George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)