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Eliot, George 1819-1880

Works: 4,257 works in 18,450 publications in 32 languages and 318,703 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Love stories 
Subject Headings: Novelists, English 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Honoree, Lyricist, Creator, Recipient, Scenarist
Classifications: PZ3.E43, 823.8
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Most widely held works by George Eliot
Middlemarch a study of provincial life by George Eliot( Book )
1,087 editions published between 1860 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 17,917 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
Adam Bede by George Eliot( Book )
1,156 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 12,902 libraries worldwide
Arthur's seduction of an innocent, young country girl results in remorse, suffering, and regret
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Book )
782 editions published between 1858 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 10,514 libraries worldwide
A miser finds redemption through caring for and abandoned child
Silas Marner the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Book )
607 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 9,060 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 )
647 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 7,635 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 )
762 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 7,008 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'
Scenes of clerical life by George Eliot( Book )
565 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 5,053 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."--Jacket
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot( Book )
492 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,947 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
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Sound Recording )
136 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,835 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
The mill on the floss by George Eliot( Book )
171 editions published between 1860 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,625 libraries worldwide
Tells of the joys and sorrows of Maggie, her quarrels with Tom and her father's sympathy for his "little wench."
The mill on the Floss by George Eliot( Book )
129 editions published between 1908 and 1991 in English and held by 2,017 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 )
213 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,990 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
The mill on the Floss by George Eliot( file )
32 editions published between 1889 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 1,788 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Dorlcote Mill and of the Tulliver family who own, lose, and regain it again
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 1,560 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 )
32 editions published between 1883 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,502 libraries worldwide
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Sound Recording )
83 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 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, whom she loves. When Dorothea 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 Brother Jacob by George Eliot( file )
34 editions published between 1878 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,332 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 philsophy - the ideal of imaginative sympathy or the ability to see into others' minds and emotions. Narrated by an egoccentric, morbid young clairvoyant man whose fascination for Bertha Grant lies partly in her obliquity, the story also explores fiction's ability to offer insight into the self, as well as being a remarkable portrait of a misdeveloped artist whose visionary powers merely blight his life. The Lifted Veil is now one of the most widely read and critically discussed of Eliot's works. Published as a companion piece to The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob is by contrast Eliot's literary homage to Thackeray, a satirical modern fable that draws telling parallels between eating and reading. Yet both stories reveal Eliot's deep engagement with the question of whether there are 'necessary truths' independent of our perception of them and the boundaries of art and the self. Helen Small's introduction casts new light on works which fully deserve to be read alongside Eliot's novels
The best-known novels of George Eliot by George Eliot( Book )
25 editions published between 1900 and 1960 in English and held by 1,271 libraries worldwide
Trae las siguientes novelas: Adam Bede; the mill on the floss; silas marner; Romola
The mill on the floss by George Eliot( Sound Recording )
103 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
Set in nineteenth-century England, this great novel of domestic realism sympathetically portrays a young woman's vain efforts to adapt to her provincial world. Maggie Tulliver, whose father owns a mill perched on the banks of the River Floss, is intelligent and imaginative beyond the understanding of her community, her relatives, and particularly her brother Tom. Despite their opposite temperaments, Maggie and Tom are united by a strong bond. But this bond suffers when Tom's sense of family honor leads him to forbid her to associate with the one friend who appreciates her intelligence and imagination. Later, when Maggie falls in love with the handsome and passionate fiancé of her cousin and is caught in a compromising situation, she fears her relationship with Tom may never recover. But this bond suffers when Tom's sense of family honor leads him to forbid her to associate with the one friend who appreciates her intelligence and imagination. Later, when Maggie falls in love with the handsome and passionate fiancé of her cousin and is caught in a compromising situation, she fears her relationship with Tom may never recover
The Spanish gypsy : a poem by George Eliot( Book )
119 editions published between 1865 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 libraries worldwide
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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 1819-1880 pseud., i.e. Marian Evans, afterwards Cross
Eliot, George pseud
Eliot, George, pseud., i.e. Marian Evans, afterwards Cross, 1819-1880
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
Iliyaṭa, Jārja
Iliyaṭa, Jārja, 1819-1880
Ilyūt, Ǧūrǧ
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
Эванс, Мэри Энн 1819-1880
Элиот, Джордж 1819-1880
Элиот, Джорж 1819-1880
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
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 اليوت، 1819-1880
エリオット, G
エリオット, ジョージ
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