George Eliot

Standard Name: Eliot, George
Birth Name: Mary Anne Evans
Nickname: Polly
Nickname: Pollian
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.
Portrait of George Eliot, seated, after the 1881 painting of Francois Albert Durade.
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Theme or Topic Treated in Text Eva Figes
She considers the drama of ancient Greece and of the Renaissance, setting each in its historical context. After dealing with issues of religious belief, kingship, and the dead, she comes to that of women and...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Bessie Rayner Parkes
A second edition appeared a year later, and a paperback edition in 2008.
British Library Catalogue.,
This collection contains Parkes's reminiscences of George Eliot , Anna Jameson , Mary Howitt , Georgiana Fullerton , and Catherine Booth ...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text A. S. Byatt
The writers considered (each for a single novel) are Jane Austen , Charlotte Brontë , George Eliot , Willa Cather (for nine of whose works ASB also wrote Virago introductions),
British Library Catalogue.,
Iris Murdoch , and Toni Morrison .
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sophie Veitch
Religious Novels and the Christian Ideal laments that religious novels so seldom put forward truly admirable patterns of life, but instead encourage phariseeism and self-satisfaction. SV dissects with some disgust Ministering Children by Maria Louisa Charlesworth
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Penelope Fitzgerald
It includes Fitzgerald's comments on works by Jane Austen , George Eliot , Margaret Oliphant , Barbara Pym , Carol Shields , and Amy Tan , as well as on a number of recent literary...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Emily Jane Pfeiffer
The 1888 edition features a sonnet written for Shelley , as well as one written on 29 December 1880 for George Eliot (a week following her death), entitled The Lost Light.
Pfeiffer, Emily Jane. Sonnets and Songs (1880). Editors Fife, Cody and Terence Allan Hoagwood, Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, 1998.
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Theme or Topic Treated in Text Augusta Webster
She omits reviews from this collection, but provides readers with an opportunity to consider literary topics. The Translation of Poetry argues that because [i]n poetry the form of the thought is part of the thought...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Florence Nightingale
In one of the published articles, she praises George Eliot 's Middlemarch as a novel of genius.
Cook, Edward. The Life of Florence Nightingale. Macmillan, 1913.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Edith J. Simcox
The work's episodes include At Anchor, Eclipse, Consolations, and The Shadow of Death.
McKenzie, Keith Alexander, and Gordon S. Haight. Edith Simcox and George Eliot. Oxford University Press, 1961.
Several of the stories explore facets of EJS 's feelings for George Eliot , while others speak...
Travel Edith J. Simcox
Following the death of George Eliot , EJS explored the Coventry area, gathering information from Eliot's friends and relations in preparation for a projected biography.
McKenzie, Keith Alexander, and Gordon S. Haight. Edith Simcox and George Eliot. Oxford University Press, 1961.
Travel Jessie White Mario
Her recovery from a nervous condition was hampered when Bodichon also fell ill and needed a nurse, causing Jessie to assume that role. It was at this time that she was introduced to George Eliot
Travel Matilda Betham-Edwards
MBE spent a week with George Eliot , George Henry Lewes , and Barbara Bodichon at an old rectory at Swanmore in the Isle of Wight, which Bodichon had rented for a Christmas holiday.
Betham-Edwards, Matilda. Reminiscences. G. Redway, 1898, p. vi, 354 pp.
Travel Mathilde Blind
Her preface to The Heather on Fire reports another visit, to the Isle of Arran in the summer of 1884.
Blind, Mathilde. The Heather on Fire. Walter Scott, 1886.
She also visited Warwickshire in the course of research for writing the life of...
Travel Michèle Roberts
After getting married, MR travelled to Rome with her husband, where since he worked at scholarly research both during the day and in the evenings, Dorothea's marriage to Casaubon [in Eliot &s Middlemarch], and...
Travel Henry James
HJ travelled in England and Europe. While in England he introduced himself to some of the most important writers of the day, including George Eliot , George Henry Lewes , and Charles Darwin .
Tóibín, Colm. “A Man with My Trouble”. London Review of Books, pp. 15-18.
Parker, Peter, editor. The Reader’s Companion to Twentieth-Century Writers. Fourth Estate and Helicon, 1995.
Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia. Greenwood, 1989.


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