George Eliot: Adam Bede/The Mill on the Floss/Silas Marner/Middlemarch

  • Title: George Eliot: Adam Bede/The Mill on the Floss/Silas Marner/Middlemarch
  • Author: George Eliot
  • ISBN: 9780760779668
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
  • George Eliot Adam Bede The Mill on the Floss Silas Marner Middlemarch Victorian writer George Eliot has been called one of the greatest English novelists and her works are praised for their realism and colorfully detailed chronicles of family and communities The four n
    Victorian writer George Eliot has been called one of the greatest English novelists, and her works are praised for their realism and colorfully detailed chronicles of family and communities The four novels collected for this literary omnibus Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, and Middlemarch are memorable for their sympathetic approach to the rich inner dVictorian writer George Eliot has been called one of the greatest English novelists, and her works are praised for their realism and colorfully detailed chronicles of family and communities The four novels collected for this literary omnibus Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, and Middlemarch are memorable for their sympathetic approach to the rich inner dramas that lie behind everyday life.In Eliot s fiction, the Victorian novel came of age Popular in its day, her work is still celebrated for its insightful and sensitive depictions of character, vocation and middle class society This collection is a tribute to her genius and an unforgettable introduction to her artistry.George Eliot Four Novels is part of Barnes Noble s Library of Essential Writers Each title in the series presents the finest works complete and unabridged from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hard back editions Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer s life and works.

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    About George Eliot


    1. In 1819, novelist George Eliot nee Mary Ann Evans , was born at a farmstead in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, where her father was estate manager Mary Ann, the youngest child and a favorite of her father s, received a good education for a young woman of her day Influenced by a favorite governess, she became a religious evangelical as an adolescent Her first published work was a religious poem Through a family friend, she was exposed to Charles Hennell s An Inquiry into the Origins of Christianity Unable to believe, she conscientiously gave up religion and stopped attending church Her father shunned her, sending the broken hearted young dependent to live with a sister until she promised to reexamine her feelings Her intellectual views did not, however, change She translated David Strauss Das Leben Jesu, a monumental task, without signing her name to the 1846 work After her father s death in 1849, Mary Ann traveled, then accepted an unpaid position with The Westminster Review Despite a heavy workload, she translated Ludwig Feuerbach s The Essence of Christianity, the only book ever published under her real name That year, the shy, respectable writer scandalized British society by sending notices to friends announcing she had entered a free union with George Henry Lewes, editor of The Leader, who was unable to divorce his first wife They lived harmoniously together for the next 24 years, but suffered social ostracism and financial hardship She became salaried and began writing essays and reviews for The Westminster Review Renaming herself Marian in private life and adopting the nom de plume George Eliot, she began her impressive fiction career, including Adam Bede 1859 , The Mill on the Floss 1860 , Silas Marner 1861 , Romola 1863 , and Middlemarch 1871 Themes included her humanist vision and strong heroines Her poem, O May I Join the Choir Invisible expressed her views about non supernatural immortality O may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence D 1880.Her 1872 work Middlemarch has been described by Martin Amis and Julian Barnes as the greatest novel in the English language.More enpedia wiki George_Ec history historic.annica EBchecked tctorianweb victorianography people georgpbs wgbh masterpiece d


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    1. Have never read Middlemarch before, and I was thoroughly caught up in her wisdom and her very striking characterizations of different kinds of marriages. Also, the analysis of different characters' choices with regard to that age-old question: What do I do for work that engages my mind and makes a real difference in the world. There were some great quotable lines in this book that I would love to always remember, but won't.

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    2. George Eliot rules the fascinating and selective world between Victorian fantasy and true modernism, and Middlemarch is one shining example of her expertise. Not just a good reads these are, but some of the very best.

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    3. Silas Marner and Middlemarch are terrific. The Mill on the Floss is very good, but depressing as hell. Adam Bede is above-average.

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