Who is George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively Mary Anne or Marian), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She wrote seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–63), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of which are set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.

Although female authors were published under their own names during her lifetime, she wanted to escape the stereotype of women's writing being limited to lighthearted romances. She also wanted to have her fiction judged separately from her already extensive and widely kn...
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George Eliot Poems

  • Sweet Springtime
    It was in the prime
    Of the sweet springtime
    In the linnet's throat
    Trembled the love note, ...
  • Mid My Gold-brown Curls
    'Mid my gold-brown curls
    There twined a silver hair:
    I plucked it idly out
    And scarcely knew 'twas there. ...
  • God Needs Antonio
    Your soul was lifted by the wings today
    Hearing the master of the violin:
    You praised him, praised the great Sabastian too
    Who made that fine Chaconne; but did you think ...
  • Day Is Dying
    Day is dying! Float, o song,
    Down the westward river,
    Requiem chanting to the Day,
    Day, the mighty giver! ...
  • Bright, O Bright Fedalma
    Maiden crowned with glossy blackness,
    Lithe as panther forest-roaming,
    Long-armed Naiad when she dances
    On a stream of ether floating, ...
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Light 10 I Love You 8 Love 8 Sweet 7 World 6 Life 6 Time 6 Rose 6 Sky 6 Pure 5

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  • Tweetz789: it is never too late to be what you might have been.- george eliot, journalist and novelist
  • Andrus_kai: ‘what greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?’ -george eliot
  • Stylesarapan: "those who trust us, educate us" - george eliot
  • Ifinestquotes: "teach love, for that is what you are." george eliot
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In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: Part 069
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

I dream'd there would be Spring no more,
That Nature's ancient power was lost:
The streets were black with smoke and frost,
They chatter'd trifles at the door:

I wander'd from the noisy town,
I found a wood with thorny boughs:
I took the thorns to bind my brows,

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