Silas Marner, Essential Revision Notes
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George Eliot was the pen-name of Mary Ann Evans. Her mother died in 1836 and from then until his death in 1849, she was her father’s housekeeper. After that, she moved to London.
Although she was influenced by the Evangelical preacher, Rev. John Edmund Jones, when younger, she moved in intellectual circles in London that sought to question conventional beliefs.
However, it was not just in this or in taking a male pen-name that she was unconventional. In 1854 she started to live with G H. Lewes. They remained unmarried because he had an estranged wife. After his death, she married John W. Cross, who was an old friend, in 1880.
George Eliot is best known for her novels but published a variety of work, including articles, poetry and satirical writing.
Her major novels:
- Adam Bede 1859
- The Mill on the Floss 1860
- Silas Marner 1861
- Romola 1863
- Felix Holt: The Radical 1867
- Middlemarch 1872
- Daniel Deronda 1876
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