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George Eliot’s Bicentenary
Throughout her life, George Eliot (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880) was known by many names – from Mary Anne Evans at birth, to Marian Evans Lewes in her middle age, to George Eliot in her fiction – with the latter name prevailing in the years since her death through the continued popularity of her novels. Eliot has long been recognized as one of the greatest Victorian writers, in life and in death, having published seven acclaimed novels* including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876), and a number of poems, in addition to her work as a translator and a journalist.
* Romola (1862–63) (ISBN: 9780198125945) and Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) (ISBN: 9780198125617) are currently only available as printed to order from the Clarendon Edition of the Novels of George Eliot. Please contact our office for pricing and delivery time.
On the special occasion of George Eliot's birth anniversary, here we look at the Eliot’s life, ranging from her upbringing, the beginning of her writing career using a pseudonym and becoming George Eliot, to her personal life and marriages with a timeline.
Discover eight facts you may not know about George Eliot.
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December 6, 2019