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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  • Bestquote85: all the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other. -george eliot -dad
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When baby wakes of mornings,
Then it's wake, ye people all!
For another day
Of song and play
Has come at our darling's call!
And, till she gets her dinner,
She makes the welkin ring,
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