George Eliot

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot (1819-1880)

*Note: George Eliot (aka Mary Ann Evans) was one of the top English Novelists in Victorian England. Her most famous novel is Middlemarch. To watch a documentary about her Scandalous Life (in six parts), click here.

Mary Ann Evans (1819–1880; alternatively “Mary Anne” or “Marian”), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works would be taken seriously. Female…

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