The Complete Novels of GEORGE ELIOT
The Complete Works Collection
by George Eliot
THE COMPLETE NOVELS OF GEORGE ELIOT (Special eBook Edition)
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATED VERSION: All the Unabridged Novels of George Eliot incl. Middlemarch The Mill on the Floss Silas Marner Adam Bede Romola Felix Holt! KOBO eBook
(The Complete Works Collection)
Illustrated in Color with Extensive Critical and Historical Commentary!
CONTAINS ALL OF THE UNABRIDGED NOVELS OF GEORGE ELIOT AS WELL AS
* OVER 10 COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
* EXTENSIVE HISTORICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL COMMENTARY
* COMPLETE BOOK LENGTH ESSAY ON THE LIFE AND LITERARY LEGACY OF GEORGE ELIOT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE MILL ON THE FLOSS
FELIX HOLT THE RADICAL
CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAY:
The Life and Literary Legacy of George Eliot
ABOUT GEORGE ELIOT
Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight.
She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works were taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances.
From Adam Bede to The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner, Eliot presented the cases of social outsiders and small-town persecution. Felix Holt, the Radical and The Legend of Jubal were overtly political, and political crisis is at the heart of Middlemarch, in which she presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832; the novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits.
Readers in the Victorian era particularly praised her books for their depictions of rural society, for which she drew on her own early experiences, and she shared with Wordsworth the belief that there was much interest and importance in the mundane details of ordinary country lives. Eliot did not, however, confine herself to her bucolic roots. Romola, an historical novel set in late 15th century Florence and touching on the lives of several real persons such as the priest Girolamo Savonarola, displays her wider reading and interests. In The Spanish Gypsy, Eliot made a foray into verse, creating a work whose initial popularity has not endured.
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- The Complete Works Collections, December 2012
George Eliot Complete Novels
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