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.


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Intertextuality and Influence Elinor Glyn
The mysterious Lady is in fact queen in her own right of a Slavic country, and tied to a destructive marriage. Her neglectful, abusive, alcoholic, and profligate husband is king only through his marriage to...
Intertextuality and Influence Hélène Barcynska
Vista Stuart as first met is no dancer, but a rich little upper-middle-class girl tearing up the Great North Road in a sports car given her by her father, who feels instant, mutual attraction for...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte O'Conor Eccles
COCE headed her book with two lines from Thomas Campion : Alas, poor book . . . go spread thy papery wings. / Thy lightness cannot help or hurt my fame.
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. Modern Men. Leadenhall Press.
She walks a...
Intertextuality and Influence Margaret Oliphant
A minor character in The Ladies Lindores, an elderly woman, declines to read Middlemarch (as opposed to merely gleaning some idea of it from reviews and conversation) because it's pleasure I want at my...
Intertextuality and Influence Ali Smith
Smith began working on There But For The following her father's death in 2010, in a crazy time of mourning, where nothing held still and everything changed. It was written, she says, in a kind...
Intertextuality and Influence Christine Brooke-Rose
This sets out to explore the effects of various technological media on the novel genre. It begins with the apparent forcible entry into a story by Jane Austen of a great German contemporary of Austen:...
Intertextuality and Influence Julia Frankau
Dr Benjamin Phillips is mercenary: he is also a misogynist who looks on women as subordinate beings created for his pleasure, a sensualist who recognises that sex gives a woman power over him even while...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Augusta Ward
The contemporary story features a self-educated working-class intellectual and freethinker whose characterisation draws on many strands of thought of the day. Drawn after the model of self-made men such as Daniel Macmillan , William Lovett
Intertextuality and Influence Simone de Beauvoir
SB began writing as a child, under the influence of the highly conventional children's books she read. She says she had no idea of writing what she knew, but her first story (The Misfortunes...
Intertextuality and Influence Henry James
This publication in the USA followed on serialisation in Macmillan's Magazine, October 1880-November 1881, and in Atlantic Monthly, November 1880-December 1881.
Edel, Leon et al. A Bibliography of Henry James. Clarendon Press.
The bad marriages, moral weightiness, and grand sweep of George Eliot
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Stickney Ellis
H. S. Twycross-Martin argues in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography that the Apology for Fiction may have influenced George Eliot 's discussion of domestic realism in Adam Bede.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Intertextuality and Influence Julia Frankau
This tie broadens the social scope of the novel. Karl is Jewish but not an observant Jew. He wishes he could believe in Christianity for its redeeming message and wants to extend that choice to...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Hume Clapperton
In her youth she had been part of a circle that included Charles Bray and George Eliot .
Crawford, Elizabeth. The Women’s Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866-1928. Routledge.
Though she never met the latter, she credited Eliot (along with Mary Wollstonecraft and Harriet Martineau
Intertextuality and Influence Simone de Beauvoir
The second part of her first section, Facts and Myths, draws valuably on analysis of male writers. SB reads Stendhal as decidedly feministic:
Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. Translator Parshley, H. M., Jonathan Cape.
he not only values liberty but accepts it as...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Stickney Ellis
Mary Ann Evans , later George Eliot, read SSE 's conduct manuals in the 1840s, but it is unlikely that Eliot took the advice too seriously, since other intellectual women were vocal in their distaste...


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