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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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. 1967), "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 ...
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 in the 1820s.. ... 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 ...
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 ... Gray) 1956 Rose Macaulay, 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 ... Eliot 1958 Joyce Hemlow, The History of Fanny Burney (Fanny Burney) 1959 Morris West, The Devil's Advocate 1959 Christopher Hassall, Edward Marsh (Edward ...
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 ...

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    In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    Children demand that their heroes should be fleckless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
    —George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)