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Eliot, George 1819-1880

Overview
Works: 5,120 works in 22,512 publications in 35 languages and 361,617 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Didactic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Biography  Biographies  Pastoral fiction 
Subject Headings: Novelists, English 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Honoree, Recipient, Lyricist, Illustrator
Classifications: PR4670, 823.8
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Most widely held works about George Eliot
 
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Most widely held works by George Eliot
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Book )

1,326 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 20,431 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
The mill on the floss by George Eliot( Book )

1,708 editions published between 1830 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 17,739 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."
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Book )

1,376 editions published between 1860 and 2018 in 23 languages and held by 15,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser finds redemption through caring for an abandoned child
Adam Bede by George Eliot( Book )

1,338 editions published between 1 and 2018 in 19 languages and held by 14,567 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. Adam eventually finds a more worthy object of his love in Dinah Morris, a Methodist preacher
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Book )

782 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 9,048 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 )

836 editions published between 1850 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 7,237 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'
Silas Marner : the Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Book )

554 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 6,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gentle linen weaver in a small English town is wrongly accused of a theft goes into seclusion and finds redemption in his unselfish love for an abandoned child who mysteriously appears at his cottage
Scenes of clerical life by George Eliot( Book )

472 editions published between 1 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 5,053 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."--Jacket
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot( Book )

342 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,023 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
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Recording )

183 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas Marner is a gentle linen weaver who is framed for a heinous theft by his best friend. Exiled from the sphere of human trust and love, he becomes a recluse, caring only for the gold he receives for his work. But when an abandoned child mysteriously appears at his cottage one New Year's Eve, Silas discovers an unselfish love that will ultimately lead to his redemption. George Eliot shows how character is rewarded in this ageless, heartwarming novel
Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot( Book )

139 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,732 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
Middlemarch : an authoritative text, backgrounds, reviews and criticism by George Eliot( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,583 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( )

40 editions published between 1878 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1859, The Lifted Veil is a dark fantasy woven from contemporary scientific interest in the brain. Published as a companion piece, Brother Jacob is a satirical modern fable which draws parallels between eating and reading
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Recording )

127 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,486 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, 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
Essays of George Eliot by George Eliot( Book )

44 editions published between 1883 and 2017 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection contains every essay written in George Eliot's career, including some rare works like The Influence of Rationalism
The best-known novels of George Eliot by George Eliot( Book )

22 editions published between 1900 and 1940 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, whose real name was Mary Ann Evans, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her work was mostly set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot( Book )

188 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men vying for the hand of Esther, a young woman of charm and virtue, are Felix Holt, an idealistic young artisan, and Harold Transome, the intelligent heir to an estate. She is drawn to Holt yet has dreams of marrying into a life of refinement. --From publisher's description
The lifted veil by George Eliot( Book )

80 editions published between 1878 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member 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 mill on the floss by George Eliot( Recording )

125 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member 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
The life of Jesus, critically examined by David Friedrich Strauss( Book )

86 editions published between 1844 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first published works from Marian Evans, the birth name of George Eliot, the English translation of Dr. David Friedrich Strauss's?The Life of Jesus, Critically Examined?was an impressive start to her canon. This is the first book in the two-volume set
 
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Middlemarch
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The mill on the flossSilas MarnerAdam BedeDaniel DerondaRomolaSilas Marner : the Weaver of RaveloeScenes of clerical lifeFelix Holt, the radical
Alternative Names
Ai'etuo, 1819-1880

Corc Eliot

Cross-Evans, M.A., 1819-1880

Cross, Marian 1819-1880

Cross, Marian Evans

Cross, Marian Evans 1819-1880

Cross, Mary Ann

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

Ėliot, Džordž 1819-1880

Eliot, G. 1819-1880

Eliot, Georg 1819-1880

Eliot, George

Eliot, George 1819-1880

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, Marian 1819-1880 wirklicher Name von George Eliot

Evans, Marian wirklicher Name von George Eliot 1819-1880

Evans, Marie Anne 1819-1880

Evans, Mary A. 1819-1880

Evans Mary Ann

Evans, Mary Ann, 1819-1880

Evans, Mary Ann 1819-1880 wirklicher Name von George Eliot

Evans, Mary Ann wirklicher Name von George Eliot 1819-1880

Evans, Mary Anna 1819-1880

Evans, Mary Anne 1819-1880

George Eliot

George Eliot anglická novelistka, novinářka a překladatelka

George Eliot Brits auteur

George Eliot englische Schriftstellerin

George Eliot English novelist, essayist and translator

George Eliot Ingelesezko nobelagile, kazetari eta itzultzailea

George Eliot novel·lista anglesa

George Eliot novelista inglesa

George Eliot romancière britannique

George Eliot scrittrice britannica

Iliyaṭa, Jārja 1819-1880

Ilyūt, Ǧūrǧ 1819-1880

Jārja Iliyaṭa

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

Lewes, Marian Evans 1819-1880

Mary Ann Evans

Mary Ann Evans 1819-1880

Έλιοτ, Τζορτζ 1819-1880

Τζορτζ Έλιοτ Αγγλίδα λογοτέχνης και δημοσιογράφος

Τζορτζ Έλιοτ Άγγλος λογοτέχνης, δημοσιογράφος και μεταφραστής

Джордж Елиът

Джордж Еліот

Джордж Элиот английская писательница

Джордж Эліёт

Джордж Эліят

Мери Ен Еванс

Эванс М.Э

Эванс М. Э. 1819-1880

Эванс М.Э. 1819-1890

Эванс, Мэри Анн

Эванс, Мэри Энн

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

ג'ורג' אליוט סופרת בריטית

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

إيفانس، ماري آن، 1819-1880

جارج ايليٽ

جارج ایلیٹ

جرج الیوت

جورج إليوت

جورج إليوت، 1819-1880

جورج الیوت مترجم، نویسنده، و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

جۆرج ئێلیۆت

जॉर्ज इलियट

জর্জ ইলিয়ট

ਜਾਰਜ ਐਲੀਅਟ

ಜಾರ್ಜ್ ಈಲಿಯಟ್

ജോർജ്ജ് ഇലിയറ്റ്

จอร์จ อีเลียต

ჯორჯ ელიოტი ინგლისელი მწერალი

에반스, 마리안 1819-1880

에번스, 메리 앤 1819-1880

엘리어트, 조오지 1819-1880

엘리어트, 조지 1819-1880

엘리어트, 죠지 1819-1880

엘리엇, G. 1819-1880

엘리엇, 조지 1819-1880

엘리옷, 죠지 1819-1880

조지 엘리엇

조지 엘리엇 1819-1880

エリオット, G

エリオット, ジョージ

ジョージ・エリオット

乔治·艾略特

爱略特, 乔治

愛略脫, 1819-1880

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