1 January 1869
GE recorded her intention of writing the novel called Middlemarch
(named after the provincial centre in which it is set) which is overall her best known and most respected work.
1 December 1871
The first of eight 'books' (independently bound half-volumes) of GE's large novel Middlemarch
appeared; the others followed at two-monthly intervals.
The eighth and final book of GE's Middlemarch
appeared, causing publisher John Blackwood
to write that the year would be remembered for this event.
22 December 1880
GE died at 4 Cheyne Walk
, only seven months after her late marriage, of a throat infection coming on top of advancing kidney disease.