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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Intertextuality and Influence Germaine de Staël
After completing this novel GS wrote, I'd like a really big [writing] table, it seems to me I've got the right to it now.
Kobak, Annette. “Mme de Staël and Fanny Burney”. The Burney Journal, Vol.
, pp. 12-35.
Corinne was enormously influential for nineteenth-century women writers. The model...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Gaskell
Reviews of Cranford were positive, focusing on its charm and apparent simplicity. In the Athenæum, Henry Fothergill Chorley commended its touches of love and kindness, of simple self-sacrifice and of true womanly tenderness.
Easson, Angus, editor. Elizabeth Gaskell: The Critical Heritage. Routledge, 1991.
Intertextuality and Influence John Oliver Hobbes
JOH 's speeches and interviews regularly deal with literature. In an interview with William Archer , she admits to admiring Arthur Wing Pinero 's characterisation of women, while noting how little individualised are some of...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dickens 's daughter Kate recalled this as her father's favourite among MEB 's novels, and George Moore liked it so much he represented his heroine in A Mummer's Wife (1885) as reading it. It may...
Intertextuality and Influence Amy Levy
This novel too has a third-person narrator, but makes more extensive use of free indirect discourse. Its young Jewish protagonist, a lawyer who is already finding his ambitious plans for his career are a strain...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Gaskell
The plot elements link the novel to its moment of sensation fiction more strongly than any of EG 's other books, but are integrated with a nuanced portrait of a specific locale and a now...
Intertextuality and Influence Matilda Betham-Edwards
The poems are printed chronologically (by the author's desire rather than the editor's). MBE 's introduction says nothing about her subject's parentage or his life-history, but canvasses the issues involved in selecting from his poems...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Westray's fall into financial ruin after his marriage recalls that of Lydgate in George Eliot 's recent Middlemarch. His salvation comes through turning his back on the life of fashionable London. He reviles his...
Intertextuality and Influence Jessie Ellen Cadell
The reader meets Ida as an immature girl of sixteen who, with three elder brothers, wishes herself a boy. Her mother is a clergyman's widow, and she has had an unconventional, economical upbringing, largely abroad...
Intertextuality and Influence Rosa Nouchette Carey
In an interview of 1893, Helen C. Black described RNC as tall, slender, and erect with large blue-grey eyes with long lashes,soft dark hair, and a low, tuneful voice.
Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. Maclaren, 1906.
Carey revealed in this...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Oakley
The authors use as epigraph a passage from Sylvia Plath 's Three Women: a Poem for Three Voices.
Oakley, Ann, Ann McPherson, and Helen Roberts. Miscarriage. Fontana, 1984.
They then begin with some shocking statistics. Nobody knows what proportion miscarriages bear to live...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
This story of infidelity features an Italian financier who as a furiously jealous foreigner is compared to Shakespeare's Othello. (At least Provana is not black
Braddon, Mary Elizabeth. Beyond These Voices. Hutchinson, 1910.
comments one character.) There the resemblance ends, for...
Intertextuality and Influence E. A. Dillwyn
EAD kept a diary from her teens, but it was not until the 1870s that her feelings of uselessness made her resolve, in the absence of anything more constructive to do, to try and write...
Intertextuality and Influence Maggie Gee
Like her first novel to see print, Gee says, this one took seven years to find a publisher. Speaking about it at a date fairly early in its long quest for print, she mentioned that...
Intertextuality and Influence Margaret Drabble
Imagery of postpartum fluidity, particularly lactation, characterizes the lovers' growing passion and the descriptions of female sexual desire and orgasm. The narrative alternates between a schizoid third-person dialogue
Drabble, Margaret. The Waterfall. Penguin, 1971.
and first-person narration as Jane attempts...


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