George Eliot
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George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Anne" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, 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), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.

She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. She also wished to have her fiction judged separately from her already extensive and widely known work as an editor and critic. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years.

Her 1872 work Middlemarch has been described by Martin Amis and Julian Barnes as the greatest novel in the English language.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Swiss artist Alexandre-Louis-François d'Albert-Durade (1804-86) [Public Domain], via English Wikipedia.

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    • Silas Marner

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    • Daniel Deronda

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    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
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    George Eliot's first full-length novel is the moving, realistic portrait of three people troubled by unwise love....

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    • By Tad Davis on 03-08-15

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    • The Mill on the Floss

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    • Felix Holt, The Radical

    • By: George Eliot
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    Relinquishing thoughts of a materially rewarding life, the respectably educated Felix Holt returns to his native village in North Loamshire and becomes an artisan....

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    • Middlemarch [Italian Edition]

    • Uno studio della vita di provincia [A Study of Provincial Life]
    • By: George Eliot
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    George Eliot è lo pseudonimo di Marie Anne Evans. Fu iniziato nel 1869, e poi ripreso ne 1871 fondendo tra loro diverse storie che presero l'aspetto di un romanzo a puntate....

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    • Daniel Deronda

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    One of the masterpieces of English fiction, Daniel Deronda tells the intertwined stories of two characters as they each come to discover the truth of their natures....

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    • By Tad Davis on 02-09-11

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    • Romola

    • By: George Eliot
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    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
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    The story is of a girl's devotion to her blind father, her marriage to and betrayal by a young Greek and ultimate life of self-sacrifice....

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    • By Joseph R on 10-03-09

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    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
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