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Eliot, George 1819-1880

Overview
Works: 4,182 works in 17,059 publications in 18 languages and 302,832 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Love stories  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Subject Headings: Novelists, English 
Roles: Translator, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Lyricist, Scenarist, Honoree
Classifications: PZ3.E43, 823.8
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Most widely held works by George Eliot
The mill on the Floss by George Eliot ( Book )
1,154 editions published between 1850 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 15,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells of the joys and sorrows of Maggie, her quarrels with Tom and her father's sympathy for his "little wench."
Adam Bede by George Eliot ( Book )
900 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 10,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The stern and highminded hero, Adam Bede, loves the vain and selfish Hetty Sorrel, but their happiness is ruined when Hetty is seduced by a young squire
Middlemarch by George Eliot ( Book )
488 editions published between 1870 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 10,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of 19th century English provincial life focusing on Dorothea Brooks and her two marriages, Dr. Lydgate, and the Vincy family
Silas Marner by George Eliot ( Book )
791 editions published between 1858 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 9,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A miser finds redemption through caring for an abandoned child
Silas Marner the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot ( Book )
435 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 7,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In rural nineteenth-century England, a weaver, lonely and embittered at the unjust treatment he has received from people he considered to be his friends, finds his only solace in money until he inadvertently becomes the guardian of an orphaned little girl
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot ( Book )
560 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 6,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deronda, a high-minded young man searching for his path in life, finds himself drawn by a series of dramatic encounters into two contrasting worlds: the English country house life of Gwendolen Harleth, a high-spirited beauty trapped in an oppressive marriage, and the very different lives of a poor Jewish girl, Mirah, and her family. As Deronda uncovers the long-hidden secret of his own parentage, Eliot's moving and suspenseful narrative opens up a world of Jewish experience previously unknown to the Victorian novel
Romola by George Eliot ( Book )
635 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 6,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ramola always occupied a special place in George Eliot's own affections, Looking back at the end of her career she remarked 'I felt some wonder that anyone should think I had written anything better'. The copy text for the Clarendon edition is the serialization in the Cornhill Magazine (July 1862-August 1863), emended to incorporate authorial revisions in the first edition in book form (1863), the Illustrated edition (1865), and the setting copy and proofs of the Cabinet edition (1877-8). A number of manuscript readings are also restored, where it seems likely that the Cornhill compositor misread the handwriting. Changes and deletions in the manuscript are recorded in the apparatus, along with rejected variants from post-Cornhill printings. Drawings on George Eliot's unpublished journals and notebooks, the introduction gives a comprehensive account of the genesis, composition, and publishing history of the novel: her two visits to Florence; her prodigious preparatory research before she began writing; her negotiations with the publisher George Smith, who offered her the astonishing sum of 10,000 pounds for the book; her correspondence with Frederic Leighton, who illustrated the novel for the Cornhill; and the persistent ill-health and depression that afflicted her throughout the period of composition. Since its first appearance, Romola has perplexed many of George Eliot's admirers by the range and density of its historical references. Here, in a series of unusually extensive notes, the sources of these allusion are traced and their significance explained. The result is to re-establish the novel as one of the very greatest of her artistic accomplishments - in Henry James's words, 'on the whole the finest thing she wrote'
Middlemarch a study of provincial life by George Eliot ( Book )
424 editions published between 1860 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In nineteenth-century England, Dorthea Brooke's wishes to defy social conventions are inhibited by the strict nature of her surroundings
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot ( Book )
468 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the young nobleman Harold Transome returns to England from the colonies with a self-made fortune, he scandalizes the town of Treby Magna with his decision to stand for Parliament as a Radical. But, after the idealistic Felix Holt also returns to the town, the difference between Harold's opportunistic values and Holt's profound beliefs becomes apparent. Forthright, brusque and driven by a firm desire to educate the working-class, Felix is at first viewed with suspicion by many, including the elegant but vain Esther Lyon, the daughter of the local clergyman. As she discovers, however, his blunt words conceal both passion and deep integrity. Soon the romantic and over-refined Esther finds herself overwhelmed by a heart-wrenching decision: whether to choose the wealthy Transome as a husband, or the impoverished but honest Felix Holt
Scenes of clerical life by George Eliot ( Book )
427 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'Many men write well and tell a story well, but few possess the art of giving individuality to their characters so happily and easily as you ... '" "Thus wrote the publisher John Blackwood in February 1857 to a shy and ambitious new author, whom he had not yet met, George Eliot. Shielded by this pseudonym, Mary Ann Evans made her fictional debut when Scenes of Clerical Life appeared in Blackwood's Magazine the same year. These stories contain Eliot's earliest studies of what became enduring themes in her great novels: the impact of religious controversy and social change in provincial life, and the power of love to transform the lives of individual men and women."--BOOK JACKET
Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot ( Book )
174 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Impressions of Theophrastus Such, published in 1879, marks the end of George Eliot's career and the end of her life with George Henry Lewes. In many ways this fable is a final testimony to her brilliance, and yet it is puzzling that it has traditionally been judged as inferior to her other works. It remains, on the contrary, a significant reflection of her earlier works and an experiment apart from them. As Nancy Henry points out in her comprehensive introduction, this book goes beyond even Daniel Deronda in positing the role of collective memory in the future of national cultures and the power of literary texts in creating and preserving both. It is a complex and deeply intelligent synthesis of Eliot's previous great works as well as an interesting departure from them. It signals the culmination of her development as a writer of organic form and the beginning of what could be termed an early modernist experimentation through fragmentation of form. In eight dexterous chapters, Theophrastus reflects on the habits of his contemporaries - on their tendency to romanticize past ages, the ruthless nature of scholarly debate, the mocking of traditionally revered works of the absurdity of decadence in art, and the justification for Jewish and other modern nationalisms. As the character of Theophrastus emerges and coheres, the mature and accomplished George Eliot asks what has become of nineteenth-century English culture while speculating on how it might adapt and survive
Essays of George Eliot by George Eliot ( Book )
16 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best-known novels of George Eliot by George Eliot ( Book )
19 editions published between 1900 and 1960 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trae las siguientes novelas: Adam Bede; the mill on the floss; silas marner; Romola
Silas Marner by George Eliot ( )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Embittered by his past, miserly Marner retreats into a lonely life with his hoarded gold, then fate steals his riches and leaves instead a golden-haired child. The secret of the girls's past and who stole the gold are at the heart of this classic
Middlemarch by George Eliot ( Recording )
63 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sensitive young woman marries a bitter, despotic scholar 30 years her senior, who lives just long enough to blight her spirit. She inherits his fortune, only to learn she will forfeit it if she marries her husband's young cousin. When Dorthea tries to find happiness without Ladislaw, the intricate plots, subplots and character portraits lead to a satisfying conclusion in this masterpiece of 19th-century morals and social issues
Middlemarch a study of provincial life by George Eliot ( )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silas Marner by George Eliot ( )
in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Middlemarch : an authoritative text, backgrounds, reviews and criticism by George Eliot ( Book )
16 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Related essays, journals, and letters accompany the story of the loosely entwined lives of Dorothea Brooke, Dr. Lydgate, and the Vincy family in a middle-class town
The lifted veil Brother Jacob by George Eliot ( )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lifted Veil (1859) is now one of the most widely read and critically discussed of Eliot's works. - She had believed that my wild poet's passion for her would make me her slave; and that, being her slave, I should execute her will in all things.'The Lifted Veil was first published in Blackwood's Magazine in 1859. A dark fantasy woven from contemporary scientific interest in the physiology of the brain, mesmerism, phrenology and experiments in revification it is Eliot's anatomy of her own moral philosophy - the ideal of imaginative sympathy or the ability to see into others' minds and emoti
Adam Bede by George Eliot ( )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As part of ClassicReader.com, Stephane Theroux presents the full text of "Adam Bede," by English novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880), who used the pseudonym George Eliot. The book was published in 1859 and is a story of seduction and betrayal. It was Eliot's first full-length novel
 
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Alternative Names
Cross, Marian 1819-1880
Cross, Marian Evans
Cross, Marian Evans, 1819-1880
Cross, Mary Ann, 1819-1880
Cross, Mary Ann Evans.
Cross, Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880
Cross, Mary Anne, 1819-1880
Ėliot, Dzhordzh, 1819-1880
Eliot, Džordž
Eliot, Džordž, 1819-1880
Eliot, Georg 1819-1880
Eliot, George
Eliot, George, pseud., i.e. Marian Evans, afterwards Cross, 1819-1880
Eliot, Jorge, 1819-1880
Eliot, Mary Ann Evans, dite George, 1819-1880
Eliyaṭ, Jārj, 1819-1880
Elliot, George, 1819-1880
Elliŏt'ū, Choji, 1819-1880
Evans Cross, Mary Ann.
Evans Cross, Mary Ann, 1819-1880
Evans Lewes Cross, Mary Ann 1819-1880
Evans, M.A.
Evans, Marian.
Evans, Marian, 1819-1880
Evans, Mary A. 1819-1880
Evans, Mary Ann
Evans, Mary Ann, 1819-1880
Evans, Mary Ann 1819-1880 Wirklicher Name
Evans, Mary Anne, 1819-1880
Iliyaṭa, Jārja
Ilyūt, Ǧūrǧ
Lewes Cross, Mary Ann Evans 1819-1880
Lewes, M. E. 1819-1880
Lewes, M. E. (Marian Evans), 1819-1880
Lewes, Marian, 1819-1880
Lewes, Marian Evans, 1819-1880
Mary Ann Evans
Έλιοτ, Τζορτζ, 1819-1880
Эванс, Мэри Энн, 1819-1880
Элиот, Джордж, 1819-1880
אונס, מאריאן
אונס, מרי אן
איבנס, מרי אן
איבנס, מרי נ
אליוט, ג׳ַַורג׳
אליוט, ג׳ורג׳, 1819־1880
אליוט, ג׳ורג׳, 1880־1819
עליאט, ג'ורג', 1819-1880
עליאט, דזשארדזש
עליאט, דזשארדזש, 1819־1880
עליוט ג׳יארג׳, 1819־1880
עליוט, ג׳רארג׳, 1819־1880
עליוט, גי׳ארג׳, 1819־1880
جورج اليوت، 1819-1880
エリオット, G
エリオット, ジョージ
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