george-eliot-imageGeorge Eliot: Her life and Works

George Eliot, who was really Mary Ann Evans, earned more by her own efforts than did any other woman in Victorian England. When she made the decision to live with a married man who was not her husband, she was ostracized by society – so to take her mind off her social problems, she began to write fiction. Middlemarch is regarded as one of the greatest of all 19th C novels, while The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bede, Silas Marner and Daniel Deronda are powerful psychological studies and enduring works of fiction.

George Eliot was a brilliant, passionate woman who, through the power of her pen, did eventually manage to find an esteemed place in the Victorian world.

  Susannah Fullerton: George Eliot turns 200
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The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Adam Bede by George Eliot
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
George Eliot: The Last Victorian by Kathryn Hughes
  The Road to Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
  In Love with George Eliot by Kathy O’Shaugnessy

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image: “George Eliot at 30 by François D’Albert Durade” by http://www.accd.edu/sac/english/bailey/geliot.htm. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikipedia.

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