GEORGE ELIOT A Revolutionary Authoress of the Victorian Era Mary Ann Evans (Marian) ◦Pseudonym – George Eliot ◦Born in November 22th, 1819 ◦Died in December 22th, 1880 ◦The Westminster Review ◦George Henry Lewes ◦"To L(ewes), I owe it." Her Novels ◦Adam Bede, 1859 ◦The Mill on the Floss, 1860 ◦Silas Marner, 1861 ◦Romola, 1863 ◦Felix Holt, the Radical, 1866 ◦Middlemarch, 1871-1872 ◦Daniel Deronda, 1876 Interesting Facts ◦First person – Modern Tennis and ‘Pop’ Music. ◦£10,000 for Romola. ◦Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd. ◦Gravestone – John Walter Cross – Mary Ann Cross An Ugly Victorian Woman? ◦Henry James’ letter – "magnificently ugly, deliciously hideous.“ ◦"Now in this vast ugliness resides a most powerful beauty which, in a very few minutes, steals forth and charms the mind, so that you end, as I ended, in falling in love with her.“ ◦The Honeymoon Incident ◦“Realism is a literary movement in the 19th century and proclaimed the death of Romanticism. Realism, according to Charles Darwin, is an idea in which man is not a hero but an animal. Man has no more purpose than to eat and procreate. Realism for most of the people is a way of living where life can be enjoyed without dreaming and through suffering.” (Realism and George Eliot. (2013, October 13.) Retrieved from oibathens.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/realism/) Her Realism ◦Middlemarch ◦Adam Bede – Dinah ◦Inner and outer beauty / ugliness ◦“The doctrine that all truth and beauty are to be attained by a humble and faithful study of nature, and not by substituting vague forms, bred by imagination on the mists of feeling, in place of definite, substantial reality.” Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life ◦Psychological nuance and insight ◦Personal dramas ◦Dorothea Casaubon ◦Provincial Life The Mill on the Floss ◦Maggie Tulliver and Tom ◦Provincial Life ◦Gender Issues Works Cited ◦ “15 Intriguing Facts About George Eliot.” Mental Floss, Mental Floss, 20 Apr. 2018, mentalfloss.com/article/538298/facts-about-george-eliot. ◦ “Five Fascinating Facts about George Eliot.” Interesting Literature, Interesting Literature, 18 Oct. 2015, interestingliterature.com/2015/09/24/five-fascinating-facts-about-george-eliot/. ◦ “George Eliot.” WikiZero - List of Saturn's Moons, www.wikizero.com/tr/George_Eliot. ◦ “George Eliot.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 2 Apr. 2014, www.biography.com/people/george-eliot9286017. ◦ “The Honeymoon.” Other Press, www.otherpress.com/books/the-honeymoon/. ◦ “Realism.” The British Library, The British Library, 6 May 2014, www.bl.uk/romantics-andvictorians/articles/realism. ◦ “Realism and George Eliot.” LFHED Athens OIB, 13 Oct. 2013, oibathens.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/realism/. ◦ Shmoop Editorial Team. “George Eliot in Realism.” Shmoop, Shmoop University, 11 Nov. 2008, www.shmoop.com/realism/george-eliot-author.html.