George Eliot

Barbara Trapido: ‘I love all other George Eliot – but can’t forgive Daniel Deronda’

Perez the Mouse, a small, pious tale translated from the Spanish, about a six-year-old prince who accompanies the Tooth Mouse on his nocturnal tooth-collecting journeys. After The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and a glut of Malory Towers, I discovered Lorna Hill’s A Dream of Sadler’s Wells. Her books are peopled with articulate, eccentric characters in a world of music, dance and adventure.
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Squeaky Pedal helps bring George Eliot exhibition to life

Squeaky Pedal, a leading creator of films, podcasts and content across museums, heritage and cultural attractions, has completed work on a new exhibition, revealing more about the life of a famous writer. While the name George Eliot sounds like a male author, it was actually a pseudonym used by Nuneaton-born...
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Why George Eliot disparaged “silly novels by lady novelists.”

On this day in 1819, novelist, poet, and translator George Eliot was born Mary Ann Evans in Warwickshire, England. Eliot’s mother died when she was 17 and in 1841, Eliot and her father moved to Coventry, which later provided inspiration for Middlemarch. After the death of her father in 1849, she went abroad, then eventually settled in London and worked as an editor at the progressive Westminster Review. This position led to meeting George Henry Lewes, her married lover, who encouraged Eliot to develop her ideas and write. In fact, her pen name was a not-so-subtle nod to Lewes, which she used as a response to combat industry sexism and create some distance between herself and the Victorian impropriety of having an affair with a married man. Following the death of Lewes, Eliot married John Cross, a man 20 years her junior.
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Scarborough Society to present October 12 unveiling of George Eliot collection and discussion of ‘Middlemarch’

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Scarborough Society will kick off its annual Art and Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 12, with a discussion of George Eliot’s masterpiece, “Middlemarch.” Hosted by the Shepherd University Foundation in conjunction with Shepherd’s 150th anniversary celebration, the event will also feature the unveiling of a collection of Eliot books donated to the Scarborough Library.