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George Eliot

George Eliot was the pen name of English female novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819 - 1880). Born on November 22, 1819 on a farm in Warwickshire, she used many of her real-life experiences in her books, which she wrote under a man's name in order to improve her chances of publication.

She defied convention by living for many years with George Henry Lewes, a writer, who died in 1878. After this she married a man twenty years younger than her, but herself died a few months later on December 22, 1880 and was interred in Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London, England.

Her works include:

She also wrote a considerable amount of fine poetry. (Collected Poems - ISBN 1871438403)

External Links

E-texts of some of George Eliot's works:
  • Adam Bede (http://www.abacci.com/books/book.asp?bookID=73)
  • Brother Jacob (http://www.abacci.com/books/book.asp?bookID=296)
  • The Lifted Veil (http://www.abacci.com/books/book.asp?bookID=1158)
  • Middlemarch (http://www.abacci.com/books/book.asp?bookID=1339)
  • Silas Marner (http://www.abacci.com/books/book.asp?bookID=2239)

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