Born In: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
George Eliot was an English novelist, poet, journalist, as well as a translator. Her real name was Mary Ann Evans but she used a male pen name, as female authors were believed to be writing only lighthearted novels in those days and she wanted to be taken seriously as well as break that stereotype. She authored seven novels, known for their realism and psychological insight. Her books were mainly appreciated for their descriptions of rural society, and she believed that there was much interest and importance in the mundane details of ordinary country lives. She is best remembered for ‘Middlemarch’, which was not just her masterpiece, but also one of the greatest novels in the history of English fiction. She worked as a translator as well, which exposed her to various German religious, social and philosophical texts, elements of which shown up in her fiction. She was not religious, but she held the belief that religious beliefs and tradition maintained a social order and morality. Eliot has been placed by literary critic Harold Bloom as one of the greatest writers of the West. Her books have also been adapted into various films and television programs.
Also Known As: Mary Ann Evans, Mary Anne
Died At Age: 61
Spouse/Ex-: John Cross (m. 1880)
father: Robert Evans
mother: Christiana Pearson
Partner: George Henry Lewes (1854–1878)
Born Country: England
place of death: London, England
Notable Alumni: Bedford College, London.
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