Standard Name: Eliot, George
Birth Name: Mary Anne Evans
Self-constructed Name: Mary Ann Evans
Self-constructed Name: Marian Evans
Self-constructed Name: Marian Evans Lewes
Pseudonym: George Eliot
Pseudonym: Felix Holt
Married Name: Mary Anne Cross
GE , one of the major novelists of the nineteenth century and a leading practitioner of fictional realism, was a professional woman of letters who also worked as an editor and journalist, and left a substantial body of essays, reviews, translations on controversial topics, and poetry.
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|Cultural formation||Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon|
|Cultural formation||Rose Macaulay|
|death||Edith J. Simcox|
|death||George Henry Lewes|
|Dedications||Jane Hume Clapperton|
At university, she was President of both the student Music and Socialist societies, as well as a member of the Students' Union Council.
BR later found that her education slowed her development as a writer...
Gilbert, Sarah. “Bernice Rubens”. Cardiff University Magazine, No. 1.
|Education||Simone de Beauvoir||
SB knew her alphabet at three, and learned to read quickly once she suddenly perceived that the letters were symbols.
Later, the scanty resources of my city childhood could not compete with the riches...
Beauvoir, Simone de. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter. Kirkup, JamesTranslator , Penguin, 2001.
It was, she said later, through reading that I passed from childhood to adulthood, first through a chance encounter with Eliot 's Adam Bede (and that was the end of the school stories)...
|Education||C. E. Plumptre|
|Education||L. M. Montgomery|
|Education||Pearl S. Buck|
The first issue of the successful annual gift bookThe Keepsake appeared; lavish production and distinguished contributors raised the price of this and other such publications to a guinea.
Chartist uprisings took place in London, Glasgow, and Manchester.