George Eliot

Topics: George Eliot, Silas Marner, Novel Pages: 2 (585 words) Published: August 13, 2013
George Eliot
George Eliot taking the life of a woman and making it into something big. Mary Ann Evans also known as George Eliot was an English literature writer. In 1819 on November 22 Mary Evans was born. People that she was around for a long time were later put into her books. In the days that George Eliot was writing was when women couldn’t choose writing as a profession (“George Eliot.” web., Kirkpatrick, D.L…).

Eliot’s first fiction book was Scenes of Clerical Life (Kirkpatrick, D.L pg 534).Adam Bede was George’s second book which came a year after Scenes of Clerical Life. The big character was actually her father. Some of her other great works were The Mill on The Floss, Silas Marner, and her best one was Middle March(“George Eliot.”www, web). The main thing that made her books so amazing was her beliefs. Many ideas also came from her letters and journals (Kirkpatrick, D.L pg 534,533). According to Reference Guide to English Literature second edition volume1, page 533, George Eliot was ranked as a writer under Dickens and Thackeray. Also as a maker of the moral law, but no writers before her.

As quoted in Reference Guide to English Literature second edition volume1, page 534, “It is for the rare, precious quality of truthfulness that I delight in many Dutch paintings, which lofty-minded people despise. I find a source of delicious sympathy in these faithful pictures of monotonous homely existence, which has been the fate of so many more among my fellow mortal than a life of pomp or of absolute indigence, of tragic suffering or of world-stirring action.” In this quote Eliot is talking about her thought of her definition of art. Neil Roberts is part of the Victorian studies. His argument is about how Eliot fails when she puts out her suggestions and opinions about her books (Levin, George. “George Eliot/George Eliot and Judaism…).

In her life she spent a little bit of time in Italy. She was there to get ideas for...
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