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|Named Person:||George Eliot; George Eliot|
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|Notes:||"First published in 1998 by Fourth Estate, Great Britain"--T.p. verso.|
|Description:||xiii, 383 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||'Dear old Griff': early years 1819-28 --
'On being called a saint': an evangelical girlhood 1828-40 --
'The Holy War: Coventry 1840-1 --
'I fall not in love with everyone': The Rosehill years 1841-9 --
'The land of duty and affection': Coventry, Geneva and London 1849-51 --
'The most important means of enlightenment': life at The Westminster Review 1851-2 --
'A man of heart and conscience': meeting Mr. Lewes 1852-4 --
'I don't think she is mad': exile 1854-6 --
'The breath of cows and the scent of hay': scenes of clerical life and Adam Bede 1856-9 --
'A companion picture of provincial life': The mill on the Floss 1859-60 --
'Pure, natural human relations': Silas Marner and Romola 1860-3 --
'The bent of my mind is conservative': Felix Holt and The Spanish Gypsy 1864-8 --
'Wise, witty and tender sayings': Middlemarch 1869-72 --
'Full of the world': Daniel Deronda 1873-6 --
'A deep sense of change within': death, love, death 1876-80.
Although years of rigorous reading had given Eliot an unparalleled understanding of the intellectual debates of her day, she preferred to champion a pragmatic middle ground, where idealism is tempered by love, habit, and history."--BOOK JACKET.