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George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans was born on November 22, 1819, at Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, England, the last child of an estate agent. During her girlhood, she went through a phase of evangelical piety, but her strong interest in philosophy and her friendship with religious freethinkers led to a break with orthodox religion. When one of these friends married in 1843, Mary Ann took over from his wife the task of translating D.F. Strauss’s The Life of Jesus Critically Examined (1846), a work that had deep effect on English rationalism. After her father’s death she settled in London and from 1851 to 1854... Read More

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Political Leadership
Written by Robert Coles, George Eliot, George Orwell, Leo Tolstoy and Anthony Trollope
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2005
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7170-5 (0-8129-7170-1)

From ancient times to the present day, here are indispensable insights on political power and leadership as expressed in the novels, plays, and poetry of the world’s greatest artists and intellectuals. Adapted from a course taught at Harvard by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles, Political Leadership features scenes, stories, and speeches... Read more






Adam Bede
Written by George Eliot, Edited by Margaret Reynolds, Introduction by Margaret Reynolds
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 2008
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043664-8 (0-14-043664-2)

Carpenter Adam Bede is in love with the beautiful Hetty Sorrel, but unknown to him, he has a rival, in the local squire’s son Arthur Donnithorne. Hetty is soon attracted by Arthur’s seductive charm and they begin to meet in secret. The relationship is to have tragic consequences that reach far... Read more






Adam Bede
Written by George Eliot, Afterword by Regina Barrecca, Foreword by F.R. Leavis
Signet | Paperback | August 2004
$8.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-52942-8 (0-451-52942-1)

Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, whose only delights are her baubles-and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand. Betrayed by their innocence, both... Read more






Adam Bede
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Leonee Ormond
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 1992
$24.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40991-5 (0-679-40991-2)

A remarkably vivid depiction of village life provides the backdrop to George Eliot’s first novel, a story of  love and betrayal invested with social realism of unprecedented sensitivity.    

Adam Bede is an upstanding young carpenter whose greatest weakness is his infatuation with the self-absorbed village beauty, Hetty Sorrel. Hetty has secretly set... Read more






Daniel Deronda
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Edmund White
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2002
$11.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76013-6 (0-375-76013-X)

George Eliot’s final novel and her most ambitious work, Daniel Deronda contrasts the moral laxity of the British aristocracy with the dedicated fervor of Jewish nationalists. Crushed by a loveless marriage to the cruel and arrogant Grandcourt, Gwendolen Harleth seeks salvation in the deeply spiritual and altruistic Daniel Deronda. But Deronda... Read more






Daniel Deronda
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by A. S. Byatt
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | September 2000
$30.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41123-6 (0-375-41123-2)

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Daniel Deronda
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Terence Cave, Noted by Terence Cave
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 1996
$11.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043427-9 (0-14-043427-5)

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Felix Holt, the Radical
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Lynda Mugglestone, Noted by Lynda Mugglestone
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 1995
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043435-4 (0-14-043435-6)

When the young nobleman Harold Transome returns to England from the colonies with a self-made fortune, he scandalizes the town of Treby Magna with his decision to stand for Parliament as a Radical. But after the idealistic Felix Holt also returns to the town, the difference between Harold's opportunistic values and... Read more






Middlemarch
Written by George Eliot, Afterword by Philippa Gregory, Introduction by Michel Faber
Signet | Paperback | October 2011
$7.95/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53196-4 (0-451-53196-5)

One of the best-loved works of the nineteenth century, Middlemarch explores the complex social relationships in a town that moves and breathes with a life of its own. Read more






Middlemarch
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Rosemary Ashton
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2003
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-143954-9 (0-14-143954-8)

George Eliot's Victorian masterpiece: a magnificent portrait of a provincial town and its inhabitants

George Eliot’s novel, Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands town in the midst of modern changes. The proposed Reform Bill promises political change; the building of railroads alters both the physical and cultural landscape; new scientific... Read more






Middlemarch
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by A. S. Byatt
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2000
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78331-2 (0-679-78331-8)

One of the most accomplished and prominent novels of the Victorian era, Middlemarch is an unsurpassed portrait of nineteenth-century English provincial life. Dorothea Brooke is a young woman of fervent ideals who yearns to effect social change yet faces resistance from the society she inhabits. In this epic in a small... Read more






Middlemarch
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by E.S. Shaffer
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1991
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-40567-2 (0-679-40567-4)

One of the most accomplished and prominent novels of the Victorian era, Middlemarch is an unsurpassed portrait of nineteenth-century English provincial life. Dorothea Brooke is a young woman of fervent ideals who yearns to effect social change yet faces resistance from the society she inhabits. In this epic in a small...

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Middlemarch
Written by George Eliot, Foreword by Rebecca Mead
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2015
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310772-9 (0-14-310772-0)

George Eliot’s beloved masterpiece in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with a foreword by Rebecca Mead, author of the bestselling memoir My Life in Middlemarch
 
A triumph of realist fiction, George Eliot’s Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands town in the midst of sweeping change. The proposed... Read more






Middlemarch
Written by George Eliot, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Rosemary Ashton
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | April 2011
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119689-3 (0-14-119689-0)

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community... Read more






Middlemarch
Written by George Eliot, Illustrated by Jessica Hische
Penguin Books | Hardcover | December 2012
$22.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312381-1 (0-14-312381-5)

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously... Read more






The Mill on the Floss
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by A. S. Byatt
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-143962-4 (0-14-143962-9)

Drawing on George Eliot's own childhood experiences to craft an unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret, The Mill on the Floss is edited with an introduction and notes by A.S. Byatt, author of Possession, in Penguin Classics. Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom... Read more






The Mill on the Floss
Written by George Eliot, Afterword by Jane Smiley
Signet | Paperback | February 2002
$7.95/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-52826-1 (0-451-52826-3)

One of George Eliot's finest achievements, The Mill on the Floss is famed for its unsurpassed depiction of English rural life and for its striking, superbly drawn heroine, Maggie Tulliver. The novel's evocation of childhood in the English countryside-at once unsentimental, yet rich with delight-stands as an enduring triumph, but equally... Read more






The Mill on the Floss
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Rosemary Ashton
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 1992
$27.00/36.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41726-2 (0-679-41726-5)

In The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot re-creates her own childhood through the story of the wild, gifted Maggie Tulliver and her spoiled, selfish brother. Though tragic in its outcome, this tenderly comic novel combines vivid vignettes of family life with a magnificent portrait of the heroine and an acute... Read more






Romola
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Robert Kiely
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2003
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76121-8 (0-375-76121-7)

George Eliot’s Romola, writes Robert Kiely in his Introduction, embodies the author’s “wrestling with her own best theories of history and human nature as a creative experiment of the highest order.” Set in Florence in 1492, a time of great political and religious turmoil, Eliot’s novel blends vivid fictional characters with... Read more






Romola
Written by George Eliot, Edited by Dorothea Barrett
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043470-5 (0-14-043470-4)

One of George Eliot's most ambitious and imaginative novels, Romola is set in Renaissance Florence during the turbulent years following the expulsion of the powerful Medici family during which the zealous religious reformer Savonarola rose to control the city. At its heart is Romola, the devoted daughter of a blind scholar... Read more






Scenes of Clerical Life
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Jennifer Gribble, Noted by Jennifer Gribble
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$13.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043638-9 (0-14-043638-3)

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) made her fictional debut when SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE appeared in 'Blackwood's Magazine' in 1857. These stories contain Eliot's earliest studies of what became enduring themes in her great novels: the impact of religious controversy and social change in provincial life, and the power of love... Read more






Selected Essays, Poems, and Other Writings
Written by George Eliot, Edited by Nicholas Warren, Introduction by A. S. Byatt
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 1991
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043148-3 (0-14-043148-9)

The works collected in this volume provide an illuminating introduction to George Eliot's incisive views on religion, art and science, and the nature and purpose of fiction. Essays such as 'Evangelical Teaching' show her rejecting her earlier religious beliefs, while 'Woman in France' questions conventional ideas about female virtues and marriage... Read more






Silas Marner
Written by George Eliot, Afterword by Kathryn Hughes, Introduction by Frederick R. Karl
Signet | Paperback | August 2007
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-53062-2 (0-451-53062-4)

The classic novel of hope, redemption, and the indomitable human spirit, from beloved novelist George Eliot.

In this heartwarming classic by George Eliot, a gentle linen weaver named Silas Marner is wrongly accused of a heinous theft actually committed by his best friend. Exiling himself to the rustic village of Raveloe, he... Read more






Silas Marner
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by David Carroll, Noted by David Carroll
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-143975-4 (0-14-143975-0)

George Eliot's tale of a solitary miser gradually redeemed by the joy of fatherhood, Silas Marner is edited with an introduction and notes by David Carroll in Penguin Classics. Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe... Read more






Silas Marner
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Chris Bohjalian
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75749-5 (0-375-75749-X)

Eliot's penetrating portrayal of a miser who learns to love an orphaned and abandoned child, this novel is a cherished masterwork and a moving story of redemption by the one of the Victorian era's most accomplished novelists. Read more





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