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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, 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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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
Bantam Classics | Paperback | February 1985
$6.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21180-1 (0-553-21180-3)

Few novelists have ever attempted so broad a canvas as George Eliot in her masterpiece, Middlemarch. Portraying every level of social life in a provincial Midlands town called Middlemarch, she interweaves several intensely dramatic stories of love and death, betrayal and reconciliation, into one of the finest pictures of nineteenth-century England... 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






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






Silas Marner
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Rosemary Ashton
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 1993
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-42030-9 (0-679-42030-4)

When Silas Marner is wrongly accused of crime and expelled from his community, he vows to turn his back upon the world. He moves to the village of Raveloe, where he remains an outsider and an object of suspicion until an extraordinary sequence of events, including the theft of his gold and...

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Silas Marner
Written by George Eliot
Bantam Classics | Paperback | September 1981
$3.95/5.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21229-7 (0-553-21229-X)

Embittered by a false accusation, disappointed in friendship and love, the weaver Silas Marner retreats into a long twilight life alone with his loom. . . and his gold. Silas hoards a treasure that kills his spirit until fate steals it from him and replaces it with a golden-haired founding child... Read more





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