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George Eliot

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George Eliot

English novelist, journalist and translatoradd

Category: Literature

Born in 1819.

Countries: Germany (31%), United Kingdom (31%), (15%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Baruch Spinoza, John Milton, Jane Austen

 

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George Eliot was born in 1819 add something


1836

In 1836 her mother died and Evans returned home to act as housekeeper, but she continued correspondence with her tutor Maria Lewis. add something


1849

Instead, she respectably attended church for years and continued to keep house for him until his death in 1849, when she was 30. add something


1851

Chapman had recently bought the campaigning, left-wing journal The Westminster Review, and Evans became its assistant editor in 1851. add something


1852

Although Chapman was the named editor, it was Evans who did much of the work in running the journal, contributing many essays and reviews, from the January, 1852 number until the dissolution of her arrangement with Chapman in the first half of 1854. add something


1854

In July 1854, Lewes and Evans travelled to Weimar and Berlin together for the purpose of research. add something


1856

Before going to Germany, Evans continued her interest in theological work with a translation of Feuerbach's Essence of Christianity, and while abroad she wrote essays and worked on her translation of Baruch Spinoza's Ethics, which she completed in 1856, but which was not published in her life-time. add something

 

Review of John Ruskin's Modern Painters in Westminster Review April 1856. add something


1857

Around 1857, she began to use Mary Ann. In 1859, she was using Marian, but she reverted to Mary Ann in 1880. add something


1859

Her first complete novel, published in 1859, was Adam Bede and was an instant success, but it prompted an intense interest in who this new author might be. add something

 

In 1859, she was using Marian, but she reverted to Mary Ann in 1880. add something


1860

Edward Burne-Jones - The couple married in 1860, after which she made her own work in woodcuts and became a close friend of George Eliot.


1867

Immanuel Oscar Menahem Deutsch - In October 1867 his article on The Talmud, published in the "Quarterly Review", made him known, creating a great interest in the Talmud in Britain, including admirers such as George Eliot


Major work

1871 - Middlemarch by George Eliot


1876

Her last novel was Daniel Deronda, published in 1876, whereafter she and Lewes moved to Witley, Surrey; but by this time Lewes's health was failing and he died two years later on 30 November 1878. add something


1877

Acceptance was finally confirmed in 1877, when they were introduced to Princess Louise, the daughter of Queen Victoria, who was an avid reader of George Eliot's novels. add something


1880

After age sixteen, Eliot had little formal education. add something

 

George Eliot died in 1880 add something

 

On 16 May 1880 Eliot courted controversy once more by marrying a man twenty years younger than herself, and again changing her name, this time to Mary Anne Cross. add something

 

This, coupled with the kidney disease she had been afflicted with for the previous few years, led to her death on 22 December 1880 at the age of 61. add something

 

This, coupled with the kidney disease she had been afflicted with for the previous few years, led to her death on 22 December 1880 at the age of 61 add something


1890

Mark Twain - Other authors to fall under Twain's attack during this time period were George Eliot, Jane_Austen, and Robert Louis Stevenson.


1948

In 1948, Nuneaton Emergency Hospital was named George Eliot Hospital in Eliot's honour add something


1980

In 1980, on the centenary of her death, a memorial stone was established for her in the Poets' Corner add something


2007

In a 2007 authors' poll by "TIME", "Middlemarch" was voted the tenth greatest literary work ever written add something


2015

In 2015, writers from outside the UK voted it first among all British novels "by a landslide" add something