English Victorian novelist George Eliot was born in rural Warwickshire. Her real name was Mary Ann Evans. George Eliot was her pen name. When her mother died, she left school to help run her father’s household. When her father died in 1849, she moved to London to pursue a career in journalism.

In 1850 she published a review for the Westminster Review and later in 1851 she became assistant editor of the Westminster Review. while in London she met many well-known people, henry Lewis was one of them. She fell in love with henry Lewis, a drama critic and author. Later they both decided to live together, their relationship caused a scandal because Lewis was already married to Agnes Jervis. Lewis encouraged her to write.

She published her first collection of short stories in 1858. After one year Her book Adam Bede was published. But in 1878 Lewis died.  Later in 1880, she married John Walter cross who was a banker, but due to a throat infection, she died the same year.

Notable works

The Mill on the Floss (1860)

Silas Marner (1861)

Romola (1862–1863)

Middlemarch (1871–72)

Felix Holt (1866)

Daniel Deronda (1876)

Scenes of Clerical Life (1858)

Adam Bede (1859)

The Spanish Gypsy

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