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Eliot, George 1819-1880

Works: 4,323 works in 18,862 publications in 37 languages and 322,537 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Love stories 
Subject Headings: Novelists, English 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Printer, Honoree, Creator, Lyricist, Recipient, Scenarist, Illustrator, Contributor
Classifications: PZ3.E43, 823.8
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Most widely held works by George Eliot
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Book )
1,628 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 29 languages and held by 16,519 libraries worldwide
A miser finds redemption through caring for an abandoned child
Adam Bede by George Eliot( Book )
1,266 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 10,398 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 )
769 editions published between 1866 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 9,422 libraries worldwide
Set in a fictional Midlands town, the novel chronicles nineteenth-century English provincial life through its precisely delineated characters, weaving many stories into one richly textured tapestry
Romola by George Eliot( Book )
769 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 6,332 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 Drawings on George Eliot's unpublished journals and notebooks, the introduction gives a comprehensive account of the genesis, composition, and publishing history of the novel: her two visits to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'
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Book )
693 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 6,323 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
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot( Book )
504 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,879 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
Middlemarch : a study of provincial life by George Eliot( Book )
457 editions published between 1860 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,663 libraries worldwide
In nineteenth-century England, Dorthea Brooke's wishes to defy social conventions are inhibited by the strict nature of her surroundings
Scenes of clerical life by George Eliot( Book )
554 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,624 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
The mill on the floss by George Eliot( Book )
186 editions published between 1860 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 3,355 libraries worldwide
Tells of the joys and sorrows of Maggie, her quarrels with Tom and her father's sympathy for his "little wench."
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Sound Recording )
133 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,822 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 young girl's past and who stole the gold are at the heart of this compelling classic
The mill on the Floss by George Eliot( Book )
159 editions published between 1908 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,578 libraries worldwide
One of George Eliot's best-loved works, The Mill on the Floss is a brilliant portrait of the bonds of provincial life as seen through the eyes of the free-spirited Maggie Tulliver, who is torn between a code of moral responsibility and her hunger for self-fulfillment. Rebellious by nature, she causes friction both among the townspeople of St. Ogg's and in her own family, particularly with her brother, Tom. Maggie's passionate nature makes her a beloved heroine, but it is also her undoing. The Mill on the Floss is a luminous exploration of human relationships and of a heroine who critics say closely resembles Eliot herself. - Publisher
Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot( Book )
215 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,826 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
Middlemarch : an authoritative text, backgrounds, reviews and criticism by George Eliot( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,558 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
Essays of George Eliot by George Eliot( Book )
33 editions published between 1883 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,479 libraries worldwide
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Sound Recording )
92 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,397 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
The lifted veil by George Eliot( Book )
117 editions published between 1878 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
Latimer, a sensitive and intellectual man, finds he has clairvoyant powers, and, when he meets Bertha Grant, he refuses to heed the warning visions
The best-known novels of George Eliot by George Eliot( Book )
25 editions published between 1900 and 1960 in English and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
Trae las siguientes novelas: Adam Bede; the mill on the floss; silas marner; Romola
The Spanish gypsy : a poem by George Eliot( Book )
117 editions published between 1865 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 libraries worldwide
Not yet acknowledged as a poet, George Eliot started her first attempt at the trade in 1864 with The Spanish Gypsy. A lengthy poem featuring historic details, elaborate characters and beautiful rhyme, the piece was quite an endeavor. In 1866, two years into the poem's composition, Eliot's then-partner George Henry Lewes hid the manuscript and forbid her to continue work on the text, as he was afraid it was causing her to fall ill. Completed and published in 1868, the work received mixed reviews from both readers and critics. Disappointed, George wrote a series of shorter poems like Agatha and The Legend of Jubal in the years following The Spanish Gypsy's publication. Her success with poetry would never match that of her novels, although poems were some of her last published works before her death
The mill on the Floss by George Eliot( Book )
34 editions published between 1889 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Dorlcote Mill and of the Tulliver family who own, lose, and regain it again
George Eliot's life as related in her letters and journals by George Eliot( Book )
65 editions published between 1881 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Biografie, opgebouwd rond briefwisseling en dagboeken van de Britse schrijfster (1819-1880)
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Alternative Names
Corc Eliot
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
Džordž Eliot
Džordžas Eliotas
Džordžs Eljots angļu rakstniece, žurnāliste, tulkotāja
Ėliot, Dzhordzh 1819-1880
Eliot, Džordž
Eliot, Džordž 1819-1880
Eliot, Georg 1819-1880
Eliot, George
Eliot, George 1819-1880 pseud., i.e. Marian Evans, afterwards Cross
Eliot, George pseud
Eliot, George, pseud., i.e. Marian Evans, afterwards Cross, 1819-1880
Eliot, Jerzy.
Eliot, Jorge 1819-1880
Eliot, Mary Ann Evans 1819-1880 dite George
Eliot, Mary Ann Evans, dite George, 1819-1880
Eliyaṭ, Jārj 1819-1880
Elliot, George 1819-1880
Elliŏtʻū, 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 Anne 1819-1880
George Eliot Brits auteur
George Eliot englische Schriftstellerin
George Eliot scrittrice britannica
George Eliot skieuse alpine autrichienne
Iliyaṭa, Jārja 1819-1880
Ilyūt, Ǧūrǧ 1819-1880
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
Τζορτζ Έλιοτ Άγγλος λογοτέχνης, δημοσιογράφος και μεταφραστής
Джордж Елиът
Джордж Еліот
Джордж Элиот английская писательница
Джордж Эліёт
Джордж Эліят
Мери Ен Еванс
Эванс, Мэри Энн 1819-1880
Элиот, Джордж 1819-1880
Элиот, Джорж 1819-1880
Џорџ Елиот
Ջորջ Էլիոթ
אוואנס, מרי אן
אוואנס, מריאן
אונס, מאריאן
אונס, מרי אן
איבנס, מרי אן
איבנס, מרי נ
אליוט, ג׳ַַורג׳
אליוט, ג׳ורג׳ 1819־1880
אליוט, ג׳ורג׳ 1880־1819
אליוט, ג'ורג' 1819-1880
ג'ורג' אליוט
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
עליוט, ג'יארג'
קרוס, מרי אן
جورج إليوت
جورج اليوت، 1819-1880
جورج الیوت مترجم، نویسنده، و فیلسوف بریتانیایی
जॉर्ज इलियट
জর্জ ইলিয়ট
ਜਾਰਜ ਐਲੀਅਟ
ಜಾರ್ಜ್ ಈಲಿಯಟ್
ജോർജ്ജ് ഇലിയറ്റ്
조지 엘리엇
エリオット, G
エリオット, ジョージ
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English, Old [ca. 450-1100] (1)
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