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A Week in Literary History

November 22nd, 2002

English novelist George Eliot (Middlemarch, 1871-72) is born Mary Ann Evans in Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, 1819.

eliotgeorge.jpgGeorge Eliot, b. November 22, 1819, d. 1880

A controversial woman in her time, Mary Ann Evans lived openly with a married man, George Lewes (she later married him), and married a second man, twenty years younger than her, when Lewes died. Although women at the time published under their own names, she chose a masculine name because she didn’t want to be thought of as a writer of romances. Her novels are masterpieces of naturalistic Victorian fiction, and Middlemarch, in particular, is not be missed.

Suggested Reading Novels Adam Bede, 1859. The Mill on the Floss, 1860. Silas Marner, 1861. Romola, 1863. Felix Holt, the Radical, 1866. Middlemarch, 1871-2. Daniel Deronda, 1876.

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