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George Eliot - Author

About the Author

George Eliot was born Mary Anne (later Marian) Evans on 22 November 1819 at Arbury Farm in Warwickshire, where her father was estate manager. When she was five months old, the family moved to a farmhouse at Griff, her beloved home until she was twenty-one. Because of her father’s position, the young Marian had access to the library at Arbury Hall and made full use of it. She boarded at school in Coventry, where she studied a considerable range of literature and excelled at English composition and piano playing.

After her mother’s death in 1836 she became her father’s housekeeper. In 1841 the family moved to Coventry, where Marian was introduced to the free-thinking Charles Bray and his wife Cara. Their social circle greatly enriched her life, influencing her reading, her thinking and her early career. Her father died in 1849 when she was 30 – well past the normal marriageable age – but he left her £100 a year which gave her a certain amount of independence. She moved to London and became a distinguished editor of the Westminster Review, where she met the journalist George Henry Lewes. Lewes was still married to his wife, who had left him and their children, so he and Marian were unable to marry. Despite this, they lived together until his death in 1878. Marian’s rejection by her friends, family and society in general over her common law marriage is reflected in The Mill on the Floss.

Lewes was extremely supportive of Marian’s artistic endeavors and it was he who first encouraged her to write fiction. The success of Adam Bede, published in 1859, confirmed her literary powers. She adopted the masculine name George Eliot partly to distance herself from ‘silly’ female romance writers but also to cover up the tricky subject of her marital status. The publication of The Mill on the Floss  in 1860 led to intense speculation about the author and eventually Marian came forward. Despite her fears of being shunned, her marital situation did not affect her popularity and she was even introduced to Princess Louise, who was a fan.

Her last book was Daniel Deronda, which was published in 1876. After Lewes’s death she once again courted controversy by marrying John Cross, a man twenty years younger than herself. However, she died not long afterwards of kidney disease, on 22 December 1880, at the age of 61.

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The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2018

Raised in the idyllic setting of Dorlcote Mill, the wild and wilful Maggie Tulliver adores her elder brother Tom and is forever trying to gain the approbation of her parents. Yet, as she grows older and the family struggle under the weight of severe pecuniary difficulties, she becomes increasingly caught between the divergent expectations of the four men in her life: a doting father, an obdurate and vengeful brother, a good-looking and frivolous suitor and an earnest old playmate who happens to be the son of her father and brother's sworn enemy. Tragic and affecting, and drawing heavily on George Eliot's own rural upbringing and relationship with her brother, The Mill on the Floss is one of literature's finest evocations of childhood and adolescence, and introduces, in Maggie Tulliver, one of the most beloved heroines in the English canon.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2018

"e;Daniel Deronda"e; is the novel of the outstanding English writer George Eliot whose real name is Mary Ann Evans. She is the author of world-famous books about the vicissitudes of human destiny. Daniel Deronda rescues the Jewish girl who came to England from suicide. They become friends soon. But Deronda is secretly in love with Gwendolen. Her fate is unenviable: living in a marriage without love, she brutally suffers until she meets Daniel Deronda.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2018

Zu der Zeit, als noch die Spinnrader in den Bauerhausern lustig schnurrten und selbst vornehme Damen in Seide und Spitzenbesatz ihr Spinnrad von poliertem Eichenholz zum Spielzeug hatten, da sah man wohl in landlichen Bezirken oder tief im Gebirge gewisse bleiche kleine Gestalten, die neben dem kraftigen Landvolk wie die Uberbleibsel eines verdrangten Stammes aussahen. Die Schaferhunde bellten wutend, wenn so ein fremdlandisch aussehender Mann vorbeikam - denn welcher Hund mag einen Menschen leiden, der unter einem schweren Packen gebuckt geht? - und ohne diese geheimnisvolle Last gingen jene blassen Leute selten uber Land. Den Schafern selbst war es zwar sehr wahrscheinlich, in dem Packen sei nichts als Garn und Stucke Leinen, aber ob sich diese Weberei, so unentbehrlich sie sein mochte, ganz ohne Hilfe des Bosen betreiben liee, das war ihnen nicht so sicher. In jener fernen Zeit hing sich der Aberglaube leicht an jeden und jedes, was uberhaupt ungewohnlich war oder auch nur selten und vorubergehend vorkam, wie die Besuche des Hausierers oder Scherenschleifers. Wo diese Herumtreiber zu Hause seien oder von wem sie stammten, wute kein Mensch, und was konnte man sich bei jemand denken, wenn man nicht wenigstens einen kannte, der seinen Vater oder Mutter kannte?! Fur die Bauern von damals war die Welt auerhalb des Bereichs ihrer unmittelbaren Anschauung etwas Unbestimmtes und geheimnisvolles; fur ihren an die Scholle gefesselten Sinn war ein Wanderleben eine so unklare Vorstellung wie das Leben der Schwalben im Winter, die mit dem Fruhlinge heimkehrten, und selbst wenn sich ein Fremder dauernd bei ihnen niederlie, blieb fast immer ein Rest von Mitrauen gegen ihn bestehen, so da es niemand uberrascht hatte, wenn der Fremdling nach langer tadelloser Fuhrung schlielich doch mit einem Verbrechen endete - zumal, falls er im Rufe stand, gescheit zu sein, oder besonders geschickt war in seinem Gewerbe. Jede Begabung, sei es im raschen Gebrauch der Zunge oder in ...

George Eliot Complete Works - World's Best Collection

George Eliot Complete Works - World's Best Collection

Author: George Eliot, John Crombie Brown, George Willis Cooke Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2018

George Eliot Complete Works World's Best CollectionThis is the world's best George Eliot collection, including the most complete set of Eliot's works available plus many free bonus materials.George EliotMary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880), known by her pen name George Eliot (as was the convention of the time) was an English novelist, journalist, and translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian eraThe 'Must-Have' Complete CollectionIn this irresistible collection you get all of George Eliot's work, with All her books, All her novels, and All her rare poems. This collection also in includes a biography so you can experience the life of the woman behind the words. Plus this collection also includes bonus materials.Works Included:NovelsSilas Marner The Weaver Of RaveloeMiddlemarchThe Mill On The FlossImpressions Of Theophrastus SuchThe Lifted VeilRomolaScenes Of Clerical LifeFelix Holt, The RadicalDaniel DerondaBrother JacobAdam BedeThe Poetry Of George EliotInlcuding:How Anna Loved The KingO May I Join The Choir InvisibileAll The Essays Of George EliotYour Free Special BonusesEthics Of George Eliot's Work By John Crombie BrownGeorge Eliot: A Critical Study Of Her Life, Writings And Philosophy by George Willis CookeHistorical Context and Literary Context Notes- Detailed explanations of the Victorian Era and Victorian Literature written specially for this collection.Get This Collection Right NowThis is the best George Eliot collection you can get, so get it now and start enjoying and being inspired by her world like never before!

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2018

Der junge Leinenweber Silas Marner verliert durch eine Intrige seines besten Freundes nicht nur seine Verlobte, sondern auch seinen Platz in der Gemeinde. Er sieht sich gezwungen, seine nordenglische Heimat zu verlassen, und zieht in das kleine Bauerndorf Raveloe. Dort erwartet ihn, der auch hier zum Auenseiter wird, ein bescheidenes, von Arbeit gepragtes Dasein. Als ihm sein gesammelter Goldschatz und damit sein letzter Lebensinhalt genommen wird, scheint er endgultig ein gebrochener Mann. Doch auf wundersame Weise kommt ein Findelkind in sein Haus - und offnet ihm die Augen fur die Schonheit der Welt. Als sich der Vater des Madchens zu erkennen gibt, droht dieses Gluck aber erneut in Gefahr zu geraten ... Mit erzahlerischer Raffinesse und psychologischem Feingefuhl verknupft George Eliot die schicksalstrachtige Existenz ihrer Hauptfigur zu einer bewegenden Geschichte um die Licht- und Schattenseiten des Menschseins.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2018

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

George Eliot Collection: The Complete Novels, Short Stories, Poems and Essays (Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, Scenes of Clerical Life, Adam Bede, The Lifted Veil...)

George Eliot Collection: The Complete Novels, Short Stories, Poems and Essays (Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, Scenes of Clerical Life, Adam Bede, The Lifted Veil...)

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

This ebook contains George Eliot's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Brother Jacob

Brother Jacob

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2018

Daniel Deronda (with an introduction by Esther Wood)

Daniel Deronda (with an introduction by Esther Wood)

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

First published in 1876, "e;Daniel Deronda"e; was George Eliot's final novel. Controversial in its time for its morally ambiguous characterizations and its sympathy for the proto-Zionist movement, the novel is regarded today as one of the great social satires of the Victorian era. The story begins with the meeting of Daniel Deronda and the beautiful but stubborn and selfish, Gwendolen Harleth, whom he witnesses loses all her money at a game of roulette. The following day, Gwendolen learns that her family is bankrupt and consequently pawns her necklace, which is fortunately returned to her in a sympathetic gesture by Daniel. Faced with the loss of the family fortune in an economic downturn, Gwendolen ponders her options for obtaining financial security. She is reluctant to take a position as a governess desiring to become an actress and singer instead. Ultimately she chooses to marry the wealthy but manipulative Henleigh Mallinger Grandcourt, a decision she quickly regrets. Meanwhile Daniel becomes acquainted with Mirah Lapidoth, a young Jewish woman, whom he rescues from drowning. Daniel seeking a purpose in his life begins to identify with the cause of establishing a Jewish nation. Through the portrayals of Gwendolen and Daniel, Eliot provides a robust tale of the search for meaning amidst the decadence and materialism of Victorian British society. This edition includes an introduction by Esther Wood and a biographical afterword.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2018

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2018

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot, Jennifer Egan Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This edition features an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan. Dorothea Brooke is a beautiful and idealistic young woman set on filling her life with good deeds. She pursues the pompous Edward Casuabon, convinced that he embodies these principles, and becomes trapped in an unhappy marriage. Then there is Tertius Lydgate, an anguished progressive whose determination to bring modern medicine to the provinces is muddied by unrequited love. They, and a multitude of other brilliantly drawn characters, reside in the town Middlemarch - the background to George Eliot's incomparable portrait of Victorian life. An eternal masterpiece of candid observation, emotional insight and transcending humour, Middlemarch is a truly monumental novel.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2018

George Eliot's Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life was first published in 1871-72 in a series of eight volumes. Set in 1829-32 in the fictitious town of Middlemarch, it follows several separate but related stories featuring a large cast of characters. In it, Eliot explores themes of marriage and women's roles in society, idealism and religion, self-interest and hypocrisy, and political reform and education. Featuring the realism that Eliot is known for, Middlemarch is considered her best work and one of the greatest English language novels.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2018

George Eliot's Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life was first published in 1871-72 in a series of eight volumes. Set in 1829-32 in the fictitious town of Middlemarch, it follows several separate but related stories featuring a large cast of characters. In it, Eliot explores themes of marriage and women's roles in society, idealism and religion, self-interest and hypocrisy, and political reform and education. Featuring the realism that Eliot is known for, Middlemarch is considered her best work and one of the greatest English language novels.

The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

George Eliot  : The Complete Works (A to Z Classics)

George Eliot : The Complete Works (A to Z Classics)

Author: George Eliot, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2018

This ebook comprises the complete writings of English writer George Eliot. The collection is sorted chronologically by book (or magazine) publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted whenever available. Contents:Scenes of Clerical Life. (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil's Love Story, Janet's Repentance. Adam Bede. (1859)The Lifted Veil. (1859)The Mill on the Floss. (1860)Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe. (1861)Romola. (1863)Brother Jacob. (1864)Felix Holt, the Radical. (1866)The Spanish Gypsy. (1868)Middlemarch. (1871/72)The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems. (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and Sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, "e;Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love,"e; The Death of Moses, Arion, "e;O May I Join the Choir Invisible."e;Daniel Deronda. (1876)Impressions of Theophrastus Such. (1879)The Essays: From the Note-Book of an Eccentric, How to Avoid Disappointment, The Wisdom of the Child, A Little Fable with a Great Moral, Hints on Snubbing, Carlyle's Life of Sterling, Margaret Fuller, Woman in France: Madame de Sabl Three Months in Weimar, Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming, German Wit: Henry Heine, The Natural History of German Life, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, George Forster, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness: The Poet Young, The Influence of Rationalism, The Grammar of Ornament, Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt, Leaves from a Note-Book. Miscellaneous Poems: On Being Called a Saint, Farewell, Sonnet, Question and Answer, "e;'Mid my Gold-Brown Curls,"e; "e;'Mid the Rich Store,"e; "e;As Tu Va la Lune se Lever,"e; In A London Drawing Room, Arms! To Arms!, Ex Oriente Lux, In the South, Will Ladislaw's Song, Erinna, I Grant you Ample Leave, Mordecai's Hebrew Verses, Count that Day Lost.

George Eliot Collection

George Eliot Collection

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.George Eliot was one of the great English writers during the Victorian era.Eliot's novels are noted for clearly portraying the psychological insight into provincial England during her time.This collection includes the following:NOVELS:Adam BedeThe Mill on the FlossSilas MarnerRomolaFelix Holt, The RadicalMiddlemarch Daniel DerondaThe Lifted VeilBrother JacobSHORT STORIES:Scenes of Clerical LifePOETRY:How Lisa Loved the KingI Grant You Ample LeaveFrom a London DrawingroomCount That Day LostThe Choir InvisibleThe Radiant DarkThe World is GreatTwo LoversBrother and SisterOTHER:Impressions of Theophrastus SuchThe Essays of George Eliot

Scenes of Clerical Life

Scenes of Clerical Life

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

George Eliot was a prominent British author during the Victorian era. Eliot, born Mary Ann Evans, decided to use a male pen name because she believed readers would take her work more seriously. Many of Eliot's novels are among the most famous in 19th century literature. This edition of Scenes of Clerical Life includes a table of contents.

Brother Jacob

Brother Jacob

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

George Eliot was a prominent British author during the Victorian era. Eliot, born Mary Ann Evans, decided to use a male pen name because she believed readers would take her work more seriously. Many of Eliot's novels are among the most famous in 19th century literature. This edition of Brother Jacob includes a table of contents.

Essays of George Eliot

Essays of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

George Eliot was a prominent British author during the Victorian era. Eliot, born Mary Ann Evans, decided to use a male pen name because she believed readers would take her work more seriously. Many of Eliot's novels are among the most famous in 19th century literature. This edition of The Essays of George Eliot includes a table of contents.

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

George Eliot was a prominent British author during the Victorian era. Eliot, born Mary Ann Evans, decided to use a male pen name because she believed readers would take her work more seriously. Many of Eliot's novels are among the most famous in 19th century literature. This edition of Impressions of Theophrastus Such includes a table of contents.

How Lisa Loved the King

How Lisa Loved the King

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

George Eliot was a prominent British author during the Victorian era. Eliot, born Mary Ann Evans, decided to use a male pen name because she believed readers would take her work more seriously. Many of Eliot's novels are among the most famous in 19th century literature. This edition of How Lisa Loved the King includes a table of contents.

George Eliot Collection

George Eliot Collection

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Waxkeep Publishing Collections provide history's greatest authors' collected works in a convenient collection complete with a linked table of contents. Waxkeep Publishing's goal is to provide the most complete, and most easy to read collections in the marketplace.

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Lifted Veil is considered one of the great works of Victorian horror fiction. Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents in this edition.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Romola is one of George Eliot's classic, and is set in 15th century Italy.Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents for easy navigation.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.Middlemarch is one of the most popular novels written by George Eliot.The action centers around Dorothea Brooke who turns down a proposal from a wealthy man because she wants to make a difference in the world.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.Daniel Deronda is a novel written by George Eliot that is set in the Victorian era.The book serves as a social satire and has been adapted to film three times.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.Silas Marner is a novel written by George Eliot which is set in the early 19th century.This complex story covers many themes such as religion to industrialization.

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.Adam Bede was the first novel written by English author George Eliot.The plot follows the lives of four people in a small close-knit community.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.The Mill on the Floss is a classic novel written by the British author George Eliot.The book tells the story of a brother and sister growing up in the early 19th century in England.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

One of George Eliot's seven classic novels. She is best known for Middlemarch, Silas Marner, and The Mill on the Floss. According to Wikipedia: "e;Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes."e;

Six Novels

Six Novels

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This book-collection file includes: Adam Bene (1857), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1863), Middlemarch (1871-72) and Daniel Deronda (1876).According to Wikipedia: "e;Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes."e;

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name, George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes."e;

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name, George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes."e;

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name, George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes."e;

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name, George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes."e;

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name, George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes."e;

George Eliot: The Complete Works

George Eliot: The Complete Works

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2018

This ebook contains George Eliot's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

George Eliot: The Best Works

George Eliot: The Best Works

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2018

This ebook compiles George Eliot's greatest writings, including novels, novellas, poems and essays such as "e;Middlemarch"e;, "e;Daniel Deronda"e;, "e;The Lifted Veil"e;, "e;The Spanish Gypsy"e;, "e;Adam Bede"e; and "e;Silly Novels by Lady Novelists"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2017

Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot, first published in eight installments (volumes) during 1871-72. The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during 1829-32, and it comprises several distinct (though intersecting) stories and a large cast of characters. Significant themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education.

Complete Works

Complete Works

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2017

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Scenes of Clerical Life (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil's Love Story, Janet's Repentance Adam Bede (1859) The Lifted Veil (1859) The Mill on the Floss (1860) Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe (1861) Romola (1863) Brother Jacob (1864) Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) The Spanish Gypsy (1868) Middlemarch (1871/72) The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and Sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, "e;Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love,"e; The Death of Moses, Arion, "e;O May I Join the Choir Invisible."e; Daniel Deronda (1876) Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879) The Essays: From the Note-Book of an Eccentric, How to Avoid Disappointment, The Wisdom of the Child, A Little Fable with a Great Moral, Hints on Snubbing, Carlyle's Life of Sterling, Margaret Fuller, Woman in France: Madame de Sabl Three Months in Weimar, Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming, German Wit: Henry Heine, The Natural History of German Life, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, George Forster, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness: The Poet Young, The Influence of Rationalism, The Grammar of Ornament, Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt, Leaves from a Note-Book. Miscellaneous Poems: On Being Called a Saint, Farewell, Sonnet, Question and Answer, "e;'Mid my Gold-Brown Curls,"e; "e;'Mid the Rich Store,"e; "e;As Tu Va la Lune se Lever,"e; In A London Drawing Room, Arms! To Arms!, Ex Oriente Lux, In the South, Will Ladislaw's Song, Erinna, I Grant you Ample Leave, Mordecai's Hebrew Verses, Count that Day Lost. Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880; alternatively "e;Mary Ann"e; or "e;Marian"e;), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.

Complete Novels of George Eliot - All 9 Novels in One Edition

Complete Novels of George Eliot - All 9 Novels in One Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2017

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents:Adam Bede (1859)The Lifted Veil (1859)The Mill on the Floss (1860)Silas Marner (1861)Romola (1863)Brother Jacob (1864)Felix Holt, the Radical (1866)Middlemarch (1871/72)Daniel Deronda (1876)Mary Ann Evans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

Mary Anne Evans (this is the real name of the writer) was a woman of educated, talented and creative mind - a kind of English George Sand. The width of her views and deep knowledge are reflected in her books. The most recognized masterpiece of the literary heritage of the writer was her novel "e;Middlemarch"e;. Eliot showed how a powerful aspiration for good can destroy a hidden weakness; how the complexity of the character negates noble impulses and how moral rebirths comprehend people who were not bad at first.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

Silas Marner, a skilled weaver, once a respected member of a small religious society went through a betrayal, human injustice and the loss of hard-earned money for years. In fact, he was disappointed in everything. It would seem that nothing could return the faith in life and people to a self-absorbed and unsociable Silas. But one of the Christmas days on the threshold of his house a little girl appears. And the soul of the hermit starts to melt

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2017

Hailed for its sympathetic and accurate rendering of nineteenth-century English pastoral life, Adam Bede was George Eliot's first full-length novel and a bestseller from the moment of publication. Eliot herself called it "e;a country story - full of the breath of cows and scent of hay."e; In the early days of the Napoleonic Wars, Adam Bede is hardworking carpenter with enormous physical strength and considerable force of will. But Adam has a single flaw, his blind love of Hetty Sorrel, a vain, shallow dairymaid who spurns Adam but is easily seduced by the local squire. The bitter and tragic consequences of her actions shake the very foundations of their serene rural community. While Adam Bede represents a timeless story of seduction and betrayal, it is also a deeper, impassioned meditation on the irrevocable consequences of human actions and on moral growth and redemption through suffering.

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

Adam is a young carpenter, who loves Hetty Sorrell, a pretty dairymaid, but finally marries Dinah Morris, a factory girl who becomes a Methodist preacher. Lisbeth Bede and Seth Bede are Adam's mother and brother. Hetty Sorrell, who is vain and frivolous, is ruined by Arthur Donnithorne, a weak, good-natured young man, whose chief remorse lies in his chagrin at being found out. Another principal character is Mrs. Poyser, a hard-working woman living with her husband on one of Squire Donnithorne's farms. She makes many shrewd observations that have become proverbial. 'Adam Bede' is likely to remain George Eliot's most popular work. It is a story of which any English author, however great his name, could not fail to have been proud. Everything about it is at once simple and great, and the plot is unfolded with singular simplicity, purity and power.

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

'The Lifted Veil' was George Eliot's trip into the fantastic and horror fiction of the Victorian era. The novella, originally written in 1859, is all about extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

In the 'Mill on the Floss' the persons on whom the chief interest is supposed to depend are Tom and Maggie Tulliver, the children of a rough, honest, hot-tempered, obstinate, litigious miller. Old Tulliver is ruined by a lawsuit about "e;erigation,"e; and has a stroke of paralysis, from which he recovers so far as to carry on the management of the mill under the new owner, Wakem, a lawyer whom he regards as the cause of his misfortunes. But, although determined to serve Wakem faithfully, he makes a solemn resolution of vengeance against him and his, and causes Tom to record it in the family Bible. Tom suits himself to the change of circumstances, and, by means of his aunt's husband, Mr. Deane, who is a partner in the firm, he finds employment under Guest and Company, the principal merchants in the neighbouring town of St. Ogg's. After a few years, by means of Tom's earnings and his father's savings, the Tulliver creditors are paid in full; but the old miller, in returning triumphant from a dinner given on the occasion, falls in with his master and enemy Wakem, quarrels with him, horsewhips him, and dies of the excitement and exertion...

Scenes of Clerical Life

Scenes of Clerical Life

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

The first of the three stories, 'The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton,' is the slightest and simplest. Mr. Barton, a curate, with an income of eighty pounds a-year, with an angelic but sickly wife and a host of hungry little children, allows himself to be duped by the title of a 'Countess Czerlaski,' the handsome English widow of a Polish dancing-master. The countess quarrels with her brother, Mr. Bridmain, and throws herself on the hospitality of the Bartons. Her visit lasts beyond all reasonable time, the unfortunate couple are eaten up by the expense of providing for her, Mr. Barton's character is aspersed on account of his kindness to her, and Mrs. Barton dies of working for her. Mr. Barton loses his curacy, goes into another neighbourhood, and, after many years, revisits his wife's grave in company with his children. The next story tells how the Rev. Maynard Gilfil loved Tina Sarti, an Italian orphan, who had been brought to England by Sir Christopher and Lady Cheverel, and lived under their shadow in a dignified country house. Tina, however, had fixed her affections on Sir Christopher's nephew, Captain Wybrow; and when the captain pays court to a beautiful, rich, and lofty heiress, the little Italian girl is so exasperated by his conduct, that she resolves to stab him at an appointed interview. She is happily spared this crime, as, on reaching the place of meeting, she finds the faithless captain dead from a sudden attack of heart-disease ...

Essays of George Eliot

Essays of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

George Eliot prepared for the press a few essays which she had written before she became famous. These essays she left, with the injunction that no fugitive writings of hers prior to 1857 should be republished, other than those thus prepared. Then they have been published as a volume in Harper's edition of the Works of George Eliot. The subjects presented are, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness, (the poet Young.) German Wit, (Henrich Heine). Evangelical Teaching, (Dr. Cumming.) Influence of Rationalism, (Mr. Lecky's History.) Natural History of German Life, (The books of W. H Richl.) and an Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

Romola, one of the best-known novels by George Eliot (C. P. P.), was originally published in 1863. The scene is in Florence, Italy, at the end of the fifteenth century. Roinola, the heroine, a daughter of the Italian family of Bardi, marries Tito Melema, a Greek, but the marriage proves a failure, and she sacrifices herself in devotion to the people during the plague. A marvellously able story of the revival of the taste and beauty and freedom of Hellenic manners and letters, under Lorenzo di Medici and the scholars of his Court, side by side with the revival of Roman virtue, and more than the ancient austerity and piety, under the great Dominican, Savonarola. The period of history is one which of all others may well have engrossing interest for George Eliot. Treasures of learning and discipline, amassed for mankind ages before, for ages stored and hidden away, see again the sun, are recognized and put to use. What use they will be put to, with what new and fruitful effects on the State and the citizen, with what momentary and with what lasting consequences, this she strives to discover ; this she follows through the public history of Italy during the modern invasion of Charles VIII., and the events which succeed his invasion, and through the private fortunes of her admirably chosen group of characters, some of them drawn from life, all of them true to nature.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

To many critics Middlemarch is the greatest novel George Eliot ever wrote. Its scope, its variety, its maturity and insight, are indubitable. Yet to others it lacks something of the charm and spontaneity of the author's earlier works, and its very inclusiveness and scope lead to a certain confusion of plan- and blurring of outline that mark it as artistically imperfect. Whichever view is correct, the novel is admittedly great. Written late in George Eliot's career, it is at once weighty with her considered evaluation of the essential factors in life and rich in her observation and experience of human nature. The plot is the most involved of any that the author has presented, and the characters are numerous even for a Victorian "e;three-decker."e; In general there are two main groups of characters, not, it must be confessed, as closely inter-related as artistically they should be. Dorothea Brooke may be regarded as the centre of one group, and Dr. Lydgate of the other. Both represent the tragedy of high aims that fail to take fully into account the actualities of life. Dorothea sentimentally pines to be the helpmate of a genius; but as the wife of the Rev. Edward Casaubon, who is writing a 'Key to All Mythologies,' she is disillusioned, and her misery is ended only by the death of her husband. Dr. Lydgate comes to Middlemarch with excellent training, determined to push forward in biological research. However, he marries the attractive but unpractical Rosamond Vincy, is overwhelmed in debts and his possible career fades into nothingness. But George Eliot's view of life is not distortedly pessimistic...

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

'Silas Marner' is definitely one of the authoress's most beautiful stories, the most poetical of them all-the tale of Silas Marner, who deems himself deserted and rejected utterly of God and man and to whom, in his deepest misery, in place of lost gold, a little foundling girl is sent. This tale is the most hopeful of all her books. The contemplation of the renewal of enterprise and energy, which comes with little children, and of the promise with which each new generation gilds the crown of honour for its sires, is pleasant and grateful to her.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

We recognize George Eliot's distinctive excellences all through: we never detect a flat or trivial mood of mind: if anything, the style is more weighty and piquant than ever, we may even say loaded with thought. Nobody can resort to the time-honourcd criticism that the work would have been better fur more pains, for labour and care are conspicuous throughout, and labour and care which always produce suitable fruit. But the fact is that the reader uever-or so rarelv as not to affect his general posture of mind-feels at home. The author is ever driving at something foreign to his habits of thought. The leading persons-those with whom her sympathies lie-are guided by Interests and motives with which he has never come in contact, and seem to his perception to belong to the stage once tersely described as peopled by such characters as were never seen, conversing in a language which was never heard, upon topics which will never arise in the commerce of mankind.' . . . 'Daniel Deronda' may be defined as a religious novel without a religion.

Felix Holt

Felix Holt

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

'Felix Holt, the Radical,' appeared in 1866. The title, and what by courtesy could be regarded as the main plot, have reference to politics, but most of the incidents and illustrations of character relate to religious and social peculiarities rather than to the party feelings of Tories, Whigs or dicals. Though inferior in sustained interest to the other English tales of the author, 'Felix Holt' has passages of great vigour, and some exquisitely drawn characters-we may instance that of Rufus Lyon, a Dissenting minister-and also some fine, pure and natural description. This is the brightest, the least penetrated with inner melancholy, of all George Eliot's stories.

Theophrastus Such

Theophrastus Such

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

Wherever Mrs. Eliot places her touch, she leaves the impression of the profound insight, the serene wisdom, the fine observation, and the subtle humor which so graciously signalize her nature. The short essays in this book are stamped with all of the writer's peculiarities of thought and style, and are witty, suggestive, and delightful. The book is studded with fine thoughts and fine expressions. It is the peculiar characteristic of George Eliot's observations-and one exemplified in this her last work perhaps more than in any previous one-that she always puts in the best language thoughts which appear to have been in the reader's mind often before. In these pages they are crystallized.

Poems

Poems

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

As if a strong, delightful water that we knew only as a river appeared in the character of a fountain; as if one whom we had wondered at as a good walker or inexhaustible pedestrian, began to dance; as if Mr. Bright, in the middle of a public meeting, were to oblige the company with a song, - no, no, not like that exactly, but like something quite new, - is the appearance of George Eliot in the character of a poet. "e; The Spanish Gypsy,"e; a poem in five books, originally written, as a prefatory note informs us, in the winter of 1864-65, and, after a visit to Spain in 1867, rewritten and amplified, dominates this book. This great poems alone spans across three hundred and fifty octavo pages. But there are many more works included, only to mention "e;Armgart"e;, "e;How Lisa Loved The King"e;, "e;Stradivarius"e; and many more.

George Eliot's Life (All three volumes)

George Eliot's Life (All three volumes)

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

With the materials that the famous authoress has left behind, the editors have endeavored to form an autobiography (if the term may be permitted) of George Eliot. The life has been allowed to write itself in extracts from her letters and journals. Free from the obtrusion of any mind but her own, this method perfectly shows the development of her intellect and character. By arranging all the letters and journals so as to form one connected whole, keeping the order of their dates, and with the least possible interruption of comment, the result was a narrative of day-to-day life, with the play of light and shade which only letters, written in various moods, can give, and without which no portrait can be a good likeness. This volume contains all three original books and the complete lifespan of George Eliot from her first letter in 1838 to her death in the year 1880.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

By the time the novel appeared to tremendous popular and critical acclaim in 1871-2, George Eliot was recognized as England's finest living novelist. It was her ambition to create a world and portray a whole community--tradespeople, middle classes, country gentry--in the rising provincial town of Middlemarch, circa 1830. Vast and crowded, rich in narrative irony and suspense, Middlemarch is richer still in character, in its sense of how individual destinies are shaped by and shape the community, and in the great art that enlarges the reader's sympathy and imagination. It is truly, as Virginia Woolf famously remarked, 'one of the few English novels written for grown-up people'. "e;One of the few English novels written for grown-up people."e; -Virginia Woolf"e;What do I think of 'Middlemarch'? What do I think of glory - except that in a few instances this 'mortal has already put on immortality.' George Eliot was one. The mysteries of human nature surpass the 'mysteries of redemption,' for the infinite we only suppose, while we see the finite."e; -Emily Dickinson"e;'Middlemarch' is probably the greatest English novel."e; -Julian Barnes"e;They've [women] produced the greatest writer in the English language ever, George Eliot, and arguably the third greatest, Jane Austen, and certainly the greatest novel, 'Middlemarch'..."e; -Martin Amis

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

Searching for his life's purpose, young Daniel Deronda is immediately attracted to the beautiful but shallow Gwendolen Harleth during a chance meeting at a casino. As they pursue separate journeys of self-discovery, culminating in Daniel's discovery of his Jewish heritage, Daniel and Gwendolen reveal much about the depth of their characters and the circumstances that have influenced their lives. Daniel Deronda was George Eliot's final, and arguably most controversial, novel. Many readers questioned the author's focus on Jewish characters and culture, and her criticism of their social position in England at that time. This criticism continued well into the twentieth century, when influential British literary critic F. R. Leavis re-released Daniel Deronda, excluding the sections focusing on the Jewish characters, and re-named it Gwendolen Harleth.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

Searching for his life's purpose, young Daniel Deronda is immediately attracted to the beautiful but shallow Gwendolen Harleth during a chance meeting at a casino. As they pursue separate journeys of self-discovery, culminating in Daniel's discovery of his Jewish heritage, Daniel and Gwendolen reveal much about the depth of their characters and the circumstances that have influenced their lives. Daniel Deronda was George Eliot's final, and arguably most controversial, novel. Many readers questioned the author's focus on Jewish characters and culture, and her criticism of their social position in England at that time. This criticism continued well into the twentieth century, when influential British literary critic F. R. Leavis re-released Daniel Deronda, excluding the sections focusing on the Jewish characters, and re-named it Gwendolen Harleth.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

By the time the novel appeared to tremendous popular and critical acclaim in 1871-2, George Eliot was recognized as England's finest living novelist. It was her ambition to create a world and portray a whole community--tradespeople, middle classes, country gentry--in the rising provincial town of Middlemarch, circa 1830. Vast and crowded, rich in narrative irony and suspense, Middlemarch is richer still in character, in its sense of how individual destinies are shaped by and shape the community, and in the great art that enlarges the reader's sympathy and imagination. It is truly, as Virginia Woolf famously remarked, 'one of the few English novels written for grown-up people'. "e;One of the few English novels written for grown-up people."e; -Virginia Woolf"e;What do I think of 'Middlemarch'? What do I think of glory - except that in a few instances this 'mortal has already put on immortality.' George Eliot was one. The mysteries of human nature surpass the 'mysteries of redemption,' for the infinite we only suppose, while we see the finite."e; -Emily Dickinson"e;'Middlemarch' is probably the greatest English novel."e; -Julian Barnes"e;They've [women] produced the greatest writer in the English language ever, George Eliot, and arguably the third greatest, Jane Austen, and certainly the greatest novel, 'Middlemarch'..."e; -Martin Amis

Middlemarch (Serapis Classics)

Middlemarch (Serapis Classics)

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2017

Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot, first published in eight installments (volumes) during 1871-72. The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during 1829-32, and it comprises several distinct (though intersecting) stories and a large cast of characters. Significant themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Although containing comical elements, Middlemarch is a work of realism that refers to many historical events: the 1832 Reform Act, the beginnings of the railways, the death of King George IV, and the succession of his brother, the Duke of Clarence (the future King William IV). In addition, the work incorporates contemporary medical science and examines the deeply reactionary mindset found within a settled community facing the prospect of unwelcome change. Eliot began writing the two pieces that would eventually form Middlemarch during the years 1869-70 and completed the novel in 1871. Although the first reviews were mixed, it is now widely regarded as her best work and one of the greatest novels written in English.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

This classic novel takes place in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England, during the early 19th century. There, Silas Marner, a weaver and a member of a small Calvinist congregation, is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over their very ill deacon. Two pieces of evidence are against Silas: his possession of a pocket knife and the bag that formerly contained the money. Although there is also strong evidence that Silas' best friend, William Dane, has framed him (since Silas had lent his pocket knife to William shortly before the crime was committed), Silas is exiled by the community of Lantern Yard and moves to the village of Raveloe, where he lives as a recluse, caring only for work and money. Bitter and unhappy, Silas' circumstances begin to change though when an orphaned child is left in his care...

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

This classic novel takes place in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England, during the early 19th century. There, Silas Marner, a weaver and a member of a small Calvinist congregation, is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over their very ill deacon. Two pieces of evidence are against Silas: his possession of a pocket knife and the bag that formerly contained the money. Although there is also strong evidence that Silas' best friend, William Dane, has framed him (since Silas had lent his pocket knife to William shortly before the crime was committed), Silas is exiled by the community of Lantern Yard and moves to the village of Raveloe, where he lives as a recluse, caring only for work and money. Bitter and unhappy, Silas' circumstances begin to change though when an orphaned child is left in his care...

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2017

"e;Daniel Deronda"e; is the novel of the outstanding English writer George Eliot whose real name is Mary Ann Evans. She is the author of world-famous books about the vicissitudes of human destiny. Daniel Deronda rescues the Jewish girl who came to England from suicide. They become friends soon. But Deronda is secretly in love with Gwendolen. Her fate is unenviable: living in a marriage without love, she brutally suffers until she meets Daniel Deronda. Illustrations by Elena Odarich.

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol: 9

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol: 9

Author: George Eliot, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2017

Contents:1. The Mill on the Floss, by George EliotAlso available:The Complete Harvard Classics Collection (51 Volumes + The Harvard Classic Shelf Of Fiction)50 Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die (Golden Deer Classics)

. Middlemarch

. Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

George Eliot's Silas Marner

George Eliot's Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

The Spanish Gypsy

The Spanish Gypsy

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

The Complete Works of George Eliot

The Complete Works of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

The Works of George Eliot Romola

The Works of George Eliot Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Scenes of Clerical Life; Volume 2

Scenes of Clerical Life; Volume 2

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2017

George Eliot: The Complete Collection

George Eliot: The Complete Collection

Author: George Eliot, Manor Books Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2017

his ebook comprises the complete writings of English writer George Eliot. The collection is sorted chronologically by book (or magazine) publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted whenever available. Contents:Scenes of Clerical Life. (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil's Love Story, Janet's Repentance. Adam Bede. (1859)The Lifted Veil. (1859)The Mill on the Floss. (1860)Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe. (1861)Romola. (1863)Brother Jacob. (1864)Felix Holt, the Radical. (1866)The Spanish Gypsy. (1868)Middlemarch. (1871/72)The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems. (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and Sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, "e;Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love,"e; The Death of Moses, Arion, "e;O May I Join the Choir Invisible."e;Daniel Deronda. (1876)Impressions of Theophrastus Such. (1879)The Essays: From the Note-Book of an Eccentric, How to Avoid Disappointment, The Wisdom of the Child, A Little Fable with a Great Moral, Hints on Snubbing, Carlyle's Life of Sterling, Margaret Fuller, Woman in France: Madame de Sabl Three Months in Weimar, Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming, German Wit: Henry Heine, The Natural History of German Life, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, George Forster, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness: The Poet Young, The Influence of Rationalism, The Grammar of Ornament, Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt, Leaves from a Note-Book. Miscellaneous Poems: On Being Called a Saint, Farewell, Sonnet, Question and Answer, "e;'Mid my Gold-Brown Curls,"e; "e;'Mid the Rich Store,"e; "e;As Tu Va la Lune se Lever,"e; In A London Drawing Room, Arms! To Arms!, Ex Oriente Lux, In the South, Will Ladislaw's Song, Erinna, I Grant you Ample Leave, Mordecai's Hebrew Verses, Count that Day Lost.

Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe

Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Gold! - his own gold - brought back to him as mysteriously as it had been taken away! Falsely accused of theft, Silas Marner is cut off from his community but finds refuge in the village of Raveloe, where he is eyed with distant suspicion. Like a spider from a fairy-tale, Silas fills fifteen monotonous years with weaving and accumulating gold. The son of the wealthy local Squire, Godfrey Cass also seeks an escape from his past. One snowy winter, two events change the course of their lives: Silas's gold is stolen and, a child crawls across his threshold. Combining the qualities of a fable with a rich evocation of rural life in the early years of the nineteenth century, Silas Marner (1861) is a masterpiece of construction and a powerful meditation on the value of communal bonds in a mysterious world.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2017

Silas Marner is a novel by George Eliot. An outwardly simple tale of a reclusive weaver, in its strong realism it represents one of Eliot's most sophisticated treatments of her attitude to religion. In Silas Marner, Eliot combines symbolism with a historically precise setting to create a tale of love and hope. This novel explores the issues of redemptive love, the notion of community, the role of religion, and the status of the gentry and family. While religion and religious devotion play a strong part in this text, Eliot concerns herself with matters of ethics, and it is clear that for her, ethics exist apart from religion. On the surface, the book has a strong moral tract; the bad character, Dunstan Cass, gets his just deserts, while the pitiable character, Silas Marner, is ultimately richly rewarded, and his miserliness corrected. Eliot's text includes several pointed criticisms of organized religion, the role of the gentry, and the negative impacts of industrialisation.

Middlemarch; Volume 2

Middlemarch; Volume 2

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Middlemarch; Volume 2

Middlemarch; Volume 2

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Middlemarch; Volume 1

Middlemarch; Volume 1

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Middlemarch; Volume 1

Middlemarch; Volume 1

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Scenes of Clerical Life

Scenes of Clerical Life

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Scenes of Clerical Life

Scenes of Clerical Life

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

The Mill on the Floss is a novel by George Eliot, first published in three volumes in 1860 by William Blackwood. The first American edition was published by Thomas Y. Crowell Co., New York. The novel spans a period of 10 to 15 years and details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings growing up at Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss at its junction with the more minor River Ripple near the village of St. Ogg's in Lincolnshire, England. Both the river and the village are fictional. The novel is initially set in the late 1820s or early 1830s - a number of historical references place the events in the book after the Napoleonic Wars but before the Reform Act of 1832. (In chapter 3, the character Mr. Riley is described as an "e;auctioneer and appraiser thirty years ago,"e; placing the opening events of the novel in approximately 1829, thirty years before the novel's composition in 1859. Additionally, in chapter 8, Mr. Tulliver and Mr. Deane discuss the Duke of Wellington and his "e;conduct in the Catholic Question,"e; a conversation that could only take place after 1828 when Wellington became Prime Minister and supported a bill for Catholic Emancipation). The novel includes autobiographical elements, and reflects the disgrace that George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) herself experienced while in a lengthy relationship with a married man, George Henry Lewes. Maggie Tulliver is the central character of the book. The story begins when she is 9 years old, 13 years into her parents' marriage. Her relationship with her older brother Tom, and her romantic relationships with Philip Wakem (a hunchbacked, sensitive, and intellectual friend) and with Stephen Guest (a vivacious young socialite in St. Ogg's and assumed fiance of Maggie's cousin Lucy Deane) constitute the most significant narrative threads. Tom and Maggie have a close yet complex bond, which continues throughout the novel.

Middlemarch (Golden Deer Classics)

Middlemarch (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: George Eliot, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2017

In the fictional town of Middlemarch, selflessness, social reform, and romantic love struggle to survive against human foolishness, economic missteps, and societal ideals. Young and intelligent, Dorothea Brooke hastily marries Casaubon, a middle-aged scholar working tirelessly on his "e;masterpiece,"e; The Key to All Mythologies. Their union soon sours, and Dorothea becomes trapped in a difficult situation that worsens upon the death of her husband. Elsewhere in town, Tertius Lydgate, an idealistic young doctor, is caught in an ill-fated union with the sweet but superficial Rosamund Vincy. Intertwined within the lives of these two unfortunate couples is the handsome artist Will Ladislaw, who is sympathetic to Lydgate's ideas about science and medicine, and who develops feelings for his uncle's wife-Dorthea Brooke.

Middlemarch (Book Center)

Middlemarch (Book Center)

Author: George Eliot, Book Center Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2017

Vast and crowded, rich in irony and suspense, Middlemarch is richer still in character, with two of the era's most enduring characters, Dorothea Brooke, trapped in a loveless marriage, and Lydgate, an ambitious young doctor.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2017

Silas Marner is the third novel by George Eliot, published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a linen weaver, it is notable for its strong realism and its sophisticated treatment of a variety of issues ranging from religion to industrialisation to community. The novel is set in the early years of the 19th century. Silas Marner, a weaver, is a member of a small Calvinist congregation in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England. He is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over the very ill deacon. Two clues are given against Silas: a pocket knife, and the discovery in his own house of the bag formerly containing the money. There is the strong suggestion that Silas' best friend, William Dane, has framed him, since Silas had lent his pocket knife to William shortly before the crime was committed. Silas is proclaimed guilty. The woman Silas was to marry breaks their engagement and later marries William. With his life shattered and his heart broken, Silas leaves Lantern Yard and the city. Marner travels south to the Midlands and settles near the rural village of Raveloe, where he lives alone, choosing to have only minimal contact with the residents. He comes to adore the gold he earns and hoards from his weaving. The gold is stolen by Dunstan ("e;Dunsey"e;) Cass, a dissolute younger son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. Silas sinks into a deep gloom, despite the villagers' attempts to aid him. Dunsey disappears, but little is made of this not unusual behaviour, and no association is made between him and the theft. Godfrey Cass, Dunsey's elder brother, also harbours a secret. He is married to, but estranged from, Molly Farren, an opium-addicted woman of low birth living in another town. This secret prevents Godfrey from marrying Nancy Lammeter, a young woman of high social and moral standing.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2017

Middlemarch is a novel by English author George Eliot, first published in eight installments (volumes) during 1871-2. The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during 1829-32, and it comprises several distinct (though intersecting) stories and a large cast of characters. Significant themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Although containing comical elements, Middlemarch is a work of realism that refers to many historical events: the 1832 Reform Act, the beginnings of the railways, the death of King George IV, and the succession of his brother, the Duke of Clarence (the future King William IV). In addition, the work incorporates contemporary medical science and examines the deeply reactionary mindset found within a settled community facing the prospect of unwelcome change. Eliot began writing the two pieces that would eventually form Middlemarch during the years 1869-70 and completed the novel in 1871. Although the first reviews were mixed, it is now widely regarded as her best work and one of the greatest novels written in English.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2017

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2017

A revealing portrait of the hypocrisy and superficiality of high society, George Eliot's final novel also offers a rare contemporary view of Jewish life in Victorian Britain. Daniel Deronda traces the intertwined lives of two markedly different characters: spirited, selfish Gwendolen Harleth, who maintains her social position and secures her family's future by entering a loveless and increasingly destructive marriage; and compassionate Daniel, whose rescue of a stranger leads to his immersion into the Jewish community and Zionist politics. Traumatized by the past and alienated by the present, Gwendolen and Daniel seek values that will add meaning to their lives.Eliot's theme, the position of Jews in British and European society, was an extremely unusual one for the era. Her keen analysis of the problem of prejudice makes this novel especially relevant to modern readers, as does her depiction of clashing personal and political issues during a time of social and economic turbulence.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

The most ambitious narrative of nineteenth-century realism, Middlemarch tells the story of an entire town in the years leading up to the Reform Bill of 1832, a time when modern methods were starting to challenge old orthodoxies. Eliot's sophisticated and acute characterization gives rich expression to every nuance of feeling, and vividly brings to life the town's inhabitants - including the young idealist Dorothea Brooke, the dry scholar Casaubon, the young, passionate reformist doctor Lydgate, the flighty young beauty Rosamond and the old, secretive banker Bulstrode - as they move in counterpoint to each other. Art, religion, politics, society, science, human relationships in all their complexity, nothing is left unexamined under the narrator's microscope. One of the greatest novels written in the English language, Middlemarch is a literary landmark in its groundbreaking approach, as well as a priceless document of its age.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

Middlemarch's society is a complex web, and those who do not learn to navigate the intricate threads soon find themselves hopelessly entangled. In 1830s England, social status is no longer determined solely by birth, but by one's education, professional success, and choice of marriage partner. The inhabitants of Middlemarch must learn to reconcile their desires with society's expectations-or face the consequences. English author Mary Ann Evans used a male pseudonym-George Eliot-for her writing in an effort to combat the pervasive stereotypes that relegated female writers to frivolous, romantic subjects. Her novel challenged convention both in its unapologetic examination of political themes and in its scrutiny of daily life among the provincial middle class. First published in eight parts between 1871 and 1872, this is an unabridged version of Eliot's historical epic.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

Middlemarch's society is a complex web, and those who do not learn to navigate the intricate threads soon find themselves hopelessly entangled. In 1830s England, social status is no longer determined solely by birth, but by one's education, professional success, and choice of marriage partner. The inhabitants of Middlemarch must learn to reconcile their desires with society's expectations-or face the consequences. English author Mary Ann Evans used a male pseudonym-George Eliot-for her writing in an effort to combat the pervasive stereotypes that relegated female writers to frivolous, romantic subjects. Her novel challenged convention both in its unapologetic examination of political themes and in its scrutiny of daily life among the provincial middle class. First published in eight parts between 1871 and 1872, this is an unabridged version of Eliot's historical epic.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

Two members of the British upper class are drawn togetherand torn asunderby their search for self in this ';startling and unexpected novel' (A.S. Byatt). As a true scion of the English gentry, Daniel Deronda has been raised with the expectation that he will take his rightful place in societydespite being possessed of a disquiet he cannot ignore. When he spies the beautiful Gwendolen Harleth, he senses a similarly dissatisfied soul in her. However, their shared discontent takes them in vastly different directions. Upon discovering some unsettling possibilities about his own ancestry, Daniel is drawn into the world of Judaism and the discipline and spiritual growth it entails while Gwendolen fiercely desires to be freed from her oppressive marriage to noble Henleigh Mallinger Grandcourt and rectify mistakes from her past in order to live on her own terms. The two find their paths intertwined as they seek life outside of their station. Set at the height of the British Empire, where racism, sexism, and the strict hierarchy of an absolutely uncompromising society held sway, Daniel Deronda is a jarring, emotional tale of a time and place often romanticized but rarely examined in all its facets, both glorious and grotesque. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

A masterful tale of a small town in the English midlands, and the hopes, regrets, and unrealized dreams of those who make it their home. In Middlemarch, George Eliot created a landmark of English literature as she incisively portrayed the drama and folly found in even the most simple and bucolic of precincts. Intertwined are the lives and stories of unforgettable characters such as Dorothea Brooke, whose desire for intellectual fulfillment leads her to marry the Reverend Edward Casaubon, who coldly refuses to let her follow her ambitions; Tertius Lydgate, a young doctor whose wife, Rosamond, sees him as a stepping stone to a greater place in society; Mr. Bulstrode, the wealthy town financier whose past corruptions return to plague him; and a menagerie of players large and small who find themselves both driven by their own motivations and held in stagnation by the will of others. As complex in theme as it is heart-wrenching and engaging, Middlemarch stands as a true classic of Victorian-era storytelling. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

The classic tale of one young woman's quest for fulfillment in 1820s England, and the price she would pay for true freedom. Maggie Tulliver's entire life has been spent in the shadow of Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss with her beloved older brother, Tom. But when their father meets an untimely death, the siblings' singular bond is strained as Tom is forced to leave his studies and Maggie struggles to find a sense of belonging. Maggie's sharp intelligence and spirited nature have made her an oddity in the rural hamlet of St. Ogg's, where such unique qualities are perceived as unbecoming for a woman. Her need for recognition and love eventually drives her to defy her brother, who casts her out of his house to survive on her own. Forced to grieve the losses of both their father and each other, the siblings will have to find it in their hearts to forgive in order to reconcile before tragedy strikes again. Inspired by events in the life of the author, The Mill on the Floss is George Eliot's most heartfelt novel and one of her most compelling and moving works. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A beautiful young woman stands poised over the gambling tables in an expensive hotel. She is aware of, and resents, the gaze of an unusual young man, a stranger, who seems to judge her, and find her wanting. The encounter will change her life. The strange young man is Daniel Deronda, brought up with his own origins shrouded in mystery, searching for a compelling outlet for his singular talents and remarkable capacity for empathy. Deronda's destiny will change the lives of many.

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

It may seem like an old tale: the beautiful village girl, her faithful admirer, a country squire's seduction. But seen through the eyes of any of its players, the old tale becomes one of fresh heartbreak, innocent hopes, best intentions gone awry, and better selves lost and restored. George Eliot's first novel shows all her humane intelligence and intimate knowledge of the richness and complexity of ordinary life.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2016

Mehri EHnn EHvans, pisavshaya pod psevdonimom Dzhordzh EHliot voshla v istoriyu anglijskoj literatury kak odin iz vydayushchihsya masterov pozdneviktorianskogo romana. Roman Midlmarch - glavnoe proizvedenie pisatel'nicy, podlinnyj shedevr, v kotorom nashli svoe otrazhenie vse glavnye idei, haraktery i syuzhetnye hody anglijskoj literatury konca 19 veka. Mesto ego dejstviya - provincial'nyj gorodok v srednej Anglii so vsemi ego tajnami i zagadkami, skryvayushchimisya za krasivymi fasadami blagoustroennyh domov. Posetiv Midlmarch, chitatel' najdet zdes' dostatochno razvlechenij dlya serdca i uma: neudachnye i schastlivye braki, afery s nasledstvom, lzhivye svetskie uslovnosti, intrigany vsekh mastej i dobroserdechnye pastyri, istinnaya lyubov' i vetrenye izmeny... Nedarom roman Midlmarch prisutstvuet vo mnogih spiskah luchshih knig vsekh vremen, - bogatyj sobytiyami, on sochetaet v sebe klassicheskoe izyashchestvo stilya s uvlekatel'nost'yu syuzhetnyh peripetij.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2016

Middlemarch (World Classics, Unabridged)

Middlemarch (World Classics, Unabridged)

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2016

The Life of Jesus

The Life of Jesus

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2016

Middlemarch (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Middlemarch (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Brother Jacob

Brother Jacob

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

In Brother Jacob, George Eliot explores the relationship between the self-centered, ambitious David Faux and his slow-witted brother, Jacob.David Faux imagines that the greatest profession in the world must be that of the confectioner, but when reality fails to lives up to the promise, he decides to change course and seek his fortune overseas. To get there he'll have to bilk Jacob out of his rightful inheritance.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Silas Marner is, in George Eliot's own words, "e;a story of old-fashioned village life."e; Along with its genial humour, the book contains complex ironies and pointed social criticism. One of Eliot's best.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2016

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/2016

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2016

This novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during the period 1830-32. It has a multiple plot with a large cast of characters, and in addition to its distinct though interlocking narratives it pursues a number of underlying themes, including the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education. The pace is leisurely, the tone is mildly didactic (with an authorial voice that occasionally bursts through the narrative), and the canvas is very broad.

Felix Holt

Felix Holt

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2016

Collection of British Authors Felix Holt

Collection of British Authors Felix Holt

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Adam Bebe

Adam Bebe

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/06/2016

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2016

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2016

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/05/2016

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2016

George Eliot Collection: Middlemarch, Adam Bede, Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, and The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot Collection: Middlemarch, Adam Bede, Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, and The Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 18/03/2016

Read these Victorian Masterpieces by George Eliot This collection of George Eliot's novels includes: Middlemarch Adam Bede Silas Marner The Lifted Veil The Mill on the Floss

The Lifted Veil

The Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

'Why did she stand before me with the candle in her hand, with her cruel contemptuous eyes fixed on me, and the glittering serpent, like a familiar demon, on her breast?' In this dark novella of Victorian horror, George Eliot explores clairvoyance, fate and the possibility of life after death. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2016

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2016

George Eliot's The Lifted Veil was first published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in 1859 and has now become one of the author's most widely read and critically discussed stories. Told from the point of view of a young, egocentric, and morbid clairvoyant man, Latimer, it is a dark fantasy portrait of an artist whose visionary powers merely blight his life. The story reflected the scientific interest of the time in the physiology of the brain, mesmerism, phrenology, and experiments in revivification. It also is a reflection of the author's moral philosophy.The Lifted Veil is a significant part of the Victorian tradition of horror fiction, along with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Essays of &quote;George Eliot&quote;: Complete

Essays of "e;George Eliot"e;: Complete

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2016

George Eliot was one of the best writers of the 19th century, but By George, this was no man. Instead, George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, a skilled female novelist who wanted to make sure her work was taken seriously by using a masculine pen name. The practice was widely used in Europe in the 19th century, including by the Bronte sisters. Regardless of her name, her work became well known in its time for realism and its psychological insight, including novels like Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England. Her work also infused religion and politics, and Victorian Era readers were fond of her books' depictions of society.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2016

A passionate young woman's search for a rewarding and meaningful life unfolds in Middlemarch, an English town taking its first steps toward modernization. From tradesmen to gentry, the provincial community's residents form a microcosm of political and social change during the 1830s. The shifting perspectives ― including those of idealistic Dorothea Brooke, ambitious Dr. Lydgate, prodigal Fred Vincy, and faithful Mary Garth ― provide a timeless array of observations on human nature, drawn with subtlety, depth, and humor. Virginia Woolf praised Middlemarch as "e;one of the few English novels written for grown-up people,"e; and the story's thematic concerns range from the status of women and the rise of the middle class to morality, religion, and marriage. Rich in narrative irony and suspense, George Eliot's masterpiece will captivate readers of all ages.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2016

Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880; alternatively "e;Mary Anne"e; or "e;Marian"e;), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, 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), 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 her works would be 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. She also wished to have her fiction judged separately from her already extensive and widely known work as an editor and critic. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years. "e;Daniel Deronda"e; is a novel by George Eliot, first published in 1876. It was the last novel she completed and the only one set in the contemporary Victorian society of her day. Its mixture of social satire and moral searching, along with a sympathetic rendering of Jewish proto-Zionist and Kabbalistic ideas, has made it a controversial final statement of one of the greatest of Victorian novelists. The novel has been adapted for film three times, once as a silent feature and twice for television. It has also been adapted for the stage, most notably in the 1960s by the 69 Theatre Company in Manchester with Vanessa Redgrave cast as the heroine Gwendolen Harleth. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The novel is set in the early years of the 19th century. Silas Marner a weaver, is a member of a small Calvinist congregation in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England. He is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over the very ill deacon. Two clues are given against Silas: a pocket-knife and the discovery in his own house of the bag formerly containing the money. There is the strong suggestion that Silas' best friend, William Dane, has framed him, since Silas had lent his pocket-knife to William shortly before the crime was committed. Silas is proclaimed guilty. The woman he was to marry casts him off, and later marries William Dane. With his life shattered and his heart broken, he leaves Lantern Yard and the city. Marner heads south to the Midlands and settles near the village of Raveloe, where he lives as a recluse, lapsing into bouts of catelepsy, and existing only for work and the gold he has hoarded from his earnings. The gold is stolen by Dunstan ('Dunsey') Cass, the dissolute younger son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. Silas sinks into a deep gloom, despite the villagers' attempts to aid him. Dunsey disappears, but little is made of this not unusual behaviour, and no association is made between him and the theft. Godfrey Cass, Dunsey's elder brother, also harbours a secret. He is married to, but estranged from, Molly Farren, an opium-addicted woman of low birth. This secret threatens to destroy Godfrey's blooming relationship with Nancy, a young woman of higher social and moral standing. On a winter's night, Molly tries to make her way into town with her two-year-old child, to prove that she is Godfrey's wife and ruin him. On the way she takes opium, becomes disorientated and sits down to rest in the snow, child in arm. The child wanders from her mother's still body into Silas' house. Upon discovering the child, Silas follows her tracks in the snow and discovers the woman dead. Godfrey also arrives at the scene, but resolves to tell no one that she was his wife. Silas decides to keep the child and names her Eppie, after his deceased mother and his sister, Hephzibah. Eppie changes Silas' life completely. Silas has been robbed of his material gold, but has it returned to him symbolically in the form of golden-haired Eppie. Godfrey Cass is now free to marry Nancy, but continues to conceal the existence of his first marriage-and child-from her. However, he aids Marner in caring for Eppie with occasional financial gifts. More practical help and support in bringing up the child is given by Dolly Winthrop, a kindly neighbour of Marner's. Dolly's help and advice help Marner not only to bring up Eppie but also to integrate into village society. Sixteen years pass, and Eppie grows up to be the pride of the town. She has a strong bond with Silas, who through her has found inclusion and purpose in life. Meanwhile, Godfrey and Nancy mourn their own childless state. Eventually, the skeleton of Dunstan Cass-still clutching Silas' gold-is found at the bottom of the stone quarry near Silas' home, and the money is duly returned to Silas. Shocked by this revelation, and coming to the realisation of his own conscience, Godfrey confesses to Nancy that Molly was his first wife and that Eppie is his child. They hope to raise her as a gentleman's daughter, which for Eppie would mean forsaking Silas. Eppie politely refuses, saying, "e;I can't think o' no happiness without him."e; Silas is never able to clear up the details of the robbery that caused his exile from Lantern Yard, as his old neighbourhood has been "e;swept away"e; and replaced by a large factory. No one seems to know what happened to Lantern Yard's inhabitants. However, Silas contentedly resigns himself to the fact that he now leads a happier existence among his family and friends. In the end, Eppie marries a local boy, Aaron, son of Marner's helpful neighbour Dolly. Aaron and Eppie move into Silas' new house, courtesy of Godfrey. Silas' actions through the years in caring for Eppie have provided joy for everyone and the extended family celebrates its happiness. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Felix Holt, the Radical

Felix Holt, the Radical

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/12/2015

Brother Jacob

Brother Jacob

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2015

George Eliot was one of the best writers of the 19th century, but By George, this was no man. Instead, George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, a skilled female novelist who wanted to make sure her work was taken seriously by using a masculine pen name. The practice was widely used in Europe in the 19th century, including by the Bronte sisters. Regardless of her name, her work became well known in its time for realism and its psychological insight, including novels like Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England. Her work also infused religion and politics, and Victorian Era readers were fond of her books' depictions of society.

How Lisa Loved the King

How Lisa Loved the King

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2015

George Eliot was one of the best writers of the 19th century, but By George, this was no man. Instead, George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, a skilled female novelist who wanted to make sure her work was taken seriously by using a masculine pen name. The practice was widely used in Europe in the 19th century, including by the Bronte sisters. Regardless of her name, her work became well known in its time for realism and its psychological insight, including novels like Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England. Her work also infused religion and politics, and Victorian Era readers were fond of her books' depictions of society.

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2015

George Eliot was one of the best writers of the 19th century, but By George, this was no man. Instead, George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, a skilled female novelist who wanted to make sure her work was taken seriously by using a masculine pen name. The practice was widely used in Europe in the 19th century, including by the Bronte sisters. Regardless of her name, her work became well known in its time for realism and its psychological insight, including novels like Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England. Her work also infused religion and politics, and Victorian Era readers were fond of her books' depictions of society.

Scenes of Clerical Life

Scenes of Clerical Life

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2015

George Eliot was one of the best writers of the 19th century, but By George, this was no man. Instead, George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, a skilled female novelist who wanted to make sure her work was taken seriously by using a masculine pen name. The practice was widely used in Europe in the 19th century, including by the Bronte sisters. Regardless of her name, her work became well known in its time for realism and its psychological insight, including novels like Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England. Her work also infused religion and politics, and Victorian Era readers were fond of her books' depictions of society.

Brother Jacob

Brother Jacob

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

In Brother Jacob, George Eliot explores the relationship between the self-centered, ambitious David Faux and his slow-witted brother, Jacob.David Faux imagines that the greatest profession in the world must be that of the confectioner, but when reality fails to lives up to the promise, he decides to change course and seek his fortune overseas. To get there he'll have to bilk Jacob out of his rightful inheritance.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Silas Marner is, in George Eliot's own words, "e;a story of old-fashioned village life."e; Along with its genial humour, the book contains complex ironies and pointed social criticism. One of Eliot's best.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2015

'Was her life to be always like this? - always bringing some new source of inward strife?' When the miller Mr Tulliver becomes entangled in lawsuits, he sets off a chain of events that will profoundly affect the lives of his family and bring into conflict his passionate daughter Maggie with her inflexible but adored brother Tom. As she grows older, Maggie's discovery of romantic love draws her once more into a struggle to reconcile familial and moral claims with her own desires. Strong-willed, compassionate, and intensely loyal, Maggie seeks personal happiness and inner peace but risks rejection and ostracism in her close-knit community. Opening with one of the most powerful fictional evocations of childhood, The Mill on the Floss (1860) vividly portrays both the 'oppressive narrowness' and the appeal of provincial England, the comedy as well as the tragedy of obscure lives. George Eliot's most autobiographical novel was also her most controversial, and has been the subject of animated debate ever since. This edition combines the definitive Clarendon text with a lively new introduction and notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

A chance encounter at a German casino alters the lives of Daniel Deronda, a directionless yet honourable young man, and Gwendolen Harleth, a beautiful and selfish young woman.Having gone their separate ways, Daniel turns his attention to helping Mirah, a young Jewish woman, locate her missing family, while Gwendolen enters into an arranged marriage in order to save her family from poverty. Yet as they search separately for fulfillment, each is drawn back to the other.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to todays digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2015

George Eliot was one of the best writers of the 19th century, but By George, this was no man. Instead, George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, a skilled female novelist who wanted to make sure her work was taken seriously by using a masculine pen name. The practice was widely used in Europe in the 19th century, including by the Bronte sisters. Regardless of her name, her work became well known in its time for realism and its psychological insight, including novels like Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England. Her work also infused religion and politics, and Victorian Era readers were fond of her books' depictions of society.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2015

George Eliot was one of the best writers of the 19th century, but By George, this was no man. Instead, George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, a skilled female novelist who wanted to make sure her work was taken seriously by using a masculine pen name. The practice was widely used in Europe in the 19th century, including by the Bronte sisters. Regardless of her name, her work became well known in its time for realism and its psychological insight, including novels like Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England. Her work also infused religion and politics, and Victorian Era readers were fond of her books' depictions of society.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2015

George Eliot was one of the best writers of the 19th century, but By George, this was no man. Instead, George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, a skilled female novelist who wanted to make sure her work was taken seriously by using a masculine pen name. The practice was widely used in Europe in the 19th century, including by the Bronte sisters. Regardless of her name, her work became well known in its time for realism and its psychological insight, including novels like Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England. Her work also infused religion and politics, and Victorian Era readers were fond of her books' depictions of society.

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2015

George Eliot was one of the best writers of the 19th century, but By George, this was no man. Instead, George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, a skilled female novelist who wanted to make sure her work was taken seriously by using a masculine pen name. The practice was widely used in Europe in the 19th century, including by the Bronte sisters. Regardless of her name, her work became well known in its time for realism and its psychological insight, including novels like Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England. Her work also infused religion and politics, and Victorian Era readers were fond of her books' depictions of society.Adam Bede, Eliot's first novel, tells a tale of love between characters in a rural community. The interwoven plot has been termed by some as a "e;love rectangle."e;

Works, Volume 1

Works, Volume 1

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2015

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2015

Romola, Volume 1

Romola, Volume 1

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

The Works of George Eliot

The Works of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot, George Willis Cooke Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2015

Poems, Essays, and Leaves from a Note

Poems, Essays, and Leaves from a Note

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2015

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2015

Considered one the masterpieces of realist fiction, George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands town in the midst of modern changes. The quiet drama of ordinary lives and flawed choices are played out in the complexly portrayed central characters of the novel-the idealistic Dorothea Brooke; the ambitious Dr. Lydgate; the spendthrift Fred Vincy; and the steadfast Mary Garth. The appearance of two outsiders further disrupts the town's equilibrium-Will Ladislaw, the spirited nephew of Dorothea's husband, the Rev. Edward Casaubon, and the sinister John Raffles, who threatens to expose the hidden past of one of the town's elite.

Felix Holt. Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Felix Holt. Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2015

[Works]

[Works]

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2015

Works, Volume 2

Works, Volume 2

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2015

Romola A Florentine Romance

Romola A Florentine Romance

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2015

Romola, Volume 1

Romola, Volume 1

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2015

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2015

Works, Volume 6

Works, Volume 6

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2015

George Eliot's Complete Works Miscellaneous Essays and Life

George Eliot's Complete Works Miscellaneous Essays and Life

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2015

Felix Holt, the Radical

Felix Holt, the Radical

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2015

Middlemarch A Study of Provincial Life, Volume 2

Middlemarch A Study of Provincial Life, Volume 2

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2015

Middlemarch A Study of Provincial Life, Volume 1

Middlemarch A Study of Provincial Life, Volume 1

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2015

Works, Volume 12

Works, Volume 12

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2015

[Works]

[Works]

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2015

Romola And Theophrastus Such

Romola And Theophrastus Such

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Works, Volume 6

Works, Volume 6

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Middlemarch, Volume 1

Middlemarch, Volume 1

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2015

Works, Volume 3

Works, Volume 3

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2015

Felix Holt, the Radical

Felix Holt, the Radical

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2015

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/09/2015

Meeting by chance at a gambling hall in Europe, the separate lives of Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth are immediately intertwined. Daniel, an Englishman of uncertain parentage, becomes Gwendolyn's redeemer as she finds herself drawn to his spiritual and altruistic nature after a loveless marriage. But Daniel's path was already set when he rescued a young Jewess from suicide... Daniel Deronda, George Eliot's final novel, is a remarkable work, encompassing themes of religion, imperialism and gender within its broad and fascinating scope.

Scenes of Clerical Life

Scenes of Clerical Life

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

'the only true knowledge of our fellow-man is that which enables us to feel with him' George Eliot's first published work consisted of three short novellas: 'The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton', 'Mr Gilfil's Love-Story', and 'Janet's Repentance'. Their depiction of the lives of ordinary men and women in a provincial Midlands town initiated a new era of nineteenth-century literary realism. The tales concern rural members of the clergy and the gossip and factions that a small town generates around them. Amos Barton only realizes how much he depends upon his wife's selfless love when she dies prematurely; Mr Gilfil's devotion to a girl who loves another is only fleetingly rewarded; and Janet Dempster suffers years of domestic abuse before the influence of an Evangelical minister turns her life around. These stories are remarkable for the tenderness with which Eliot portrays a bygone time of religious belief in a newly secular age, giving literary fiction an alternative language to religion and philosophy for the observation and understanding of human experience. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

George Eliot's Silas Marner

George Eliot's Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

The Works of George Eliot Romola

The Works of George Eliot Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

The Spanish Gypsy

The Spanish Gypsy

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Scenes of Clerical Life Volume 2

Scenes of Clerical Life Volume 2

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

Delphi Complete Works of George Eliot (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of George Eliot (Illustrated)

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

More famously known by her pen name George Eliot, Mary Anne Evans was a celebrated novelist, journalist, translator, critic and leading writer of the Victorian era. Her novels of provincial life in England were celebrated for their innovative realism and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of George Eliot, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 5)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Eliot's life and works* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts* ALL 7 novels, with individual contents tables* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the texts* Includes the complete shorter fiction and poetry* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read* Includes Eliot's non-fiction and rare translations - spend hours exploring the author's entire works* UPDATED with a special criticism section, featuring 14 essays by authors such as Henry James, Virginia Woolf and George Willis Cooke, evaluating Eliot's contribution to literature* UPDATED with five bonus biographies - immerse yourself in Eliot's literary life* UPDATED with entirely revised texts, formatting and many new images* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The NovelsADAM BEDETHE MILL ON THE FLOSSSILAS MARNERROMOLAFELIX HOLT THE RADICALMIDDLEMARCHDANIEL DERONDAThe Shorter FictionSCENES OF CLERICAL LIFETHE LIFTED VEILBROTHER JACOBThe PoetryLIST OF POEMSThe TranslationsTHE LIFE OF JESUS CRITICALLY EXAMINED by Dr. David Friedrich StraussTHE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY by Ludwig Andreas FeuerbachThe Non-FictionTHREE MONTHS IN WEIMARIMPRESSIONS OF THEOPHRASTUS SUCHMISCELLANEOUS ESSAYSThe CriticismGEORGE ELIOT: A CRITICAL STUDY OF HER LIFE, WRITINGS AND PHILOSOPHY by George Willis CookeTHE ETHICS OF GEORGE ELIOT'S WORKS by John MorleyGEORGE ELIOT by Virginia WoolfLETTER FROM EMILY DICKINSON TO FRANCES AND LOUISE NORCROSSTHE NOVELS OF GEORGE ELIOT by Henry JamesDANIEL DERONDA: A CONVERSATION by Henry JamesTHE POETRY OF GEORGE ELIOT by Henry JamesON GEORGE ELIOT from The Quarterly ReviewGEORGE ELIOT, HAWTHORNE, GOETHE, HEINE by William Dean HowellsGEORGE ELIOT by Richard BurtonGEORGE ELIOT by William Ernest HenleyGEORGE ELIOT by Frederic Harrison"e;GEORGE ELIOT'S"e; ANALYSIS OF MOTIVES by Nathan SheppardGEORGE ELIOT'S HEROINES from The SpectatorThe BiographiesGEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE AS RELATED IN HER LETTERS AND JOURNALSGEORGE ELIOT by Mathilde BlindTHE LIFE OF GEORGE ELIOT by John MorleyGEORGE ELIOT by Sarah Knowles BoltonGEORGE ELIOT by Hattie Tyng Griswold Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

. Middlemarch

. Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

The Complete Works of George Eliot

The Complete Works of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

A Story about the Junctions in the Human Life"e;Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow."e; - George Eliot, The Mill on the FlossThe Mill on the Floss by George Eliot follows the life of Maggie Tulliver, a young passionate and intelligent girl who seeks love and approval. Unfortunately, by growing up and facing the everyday life struggles, she learns that there is not black or white in life, no good or bad. Either decision she makes, somebody will eventually get hurt. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Vast and crowded, rich in irony and suspense, Middlemarch is richer still in character, with two of the era's most enduring characters, Dorothea Brooke, trapped in a loveless marriage, and Lydgate, an ambitious young doctor.

Janet's Repentance

Janet's Repentance

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2015

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

The Lifted Veil is a novella by George Eliot, first published in 1859. Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes of extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate. The novella is a significant part of the Victorian tradition of horror fiction, which includes such other examples as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897).

Brother Jacob

Brother Jacob

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Brother Jacob is Eliot's literary homage to Thackeray, a satirical modern fable that draws telling parallels between eating and reading. Revealing Eliot's deep engagement with the question of whether there are 'necessary truths' independent of our perception of them and the boundaries of art and the self.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Daniel Deronda is a novel by George Eliot, first published in 1876. It was the last novel she completed and the only one set in the contemporary Victorian society of her day. Its mixture of social satire and moral searching, along with a sympathetic rendering of Jewish proto-Zionist and Kaballistic ideas has made it a controversial final statement of one of the greatest of Victorian novelists.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss near the village of St. Oggs, evidently in the 1820s, after the Napoleonic Wars but prior to the first Reform Bill (1832). The novel spans a period of 10-15 years, from Tom and Maggie's childhood up until their deaths in a flood on the Floss. The book is fictional autobiography in part, reflecting the disgrace that George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) herself had while in a lengthy relationship with a married man, George Henry Lewes.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Wrongly accused of theft and exiled by community of Lantern Yard, Silas Marner settles in the village of Raveloe, living as a recluse and caring only for work and money. Bitter and unhappy, Silas' circumstances change when an orphaned child, actually the unaknowledged child of Godfrey Cass, eldest son of the local squire, is left in his care.

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar of her time.The story's plot follows four characters' rural lives in the fictional community of Hayslope-a rural, pastoral and close-knit community in 1799. The novel revolves around a love triangle between beautiful but self-absorbed Hetty Sorrel, Captain Arthur Donnithorne, the young squire who seduces her, Adam Bede, her unacknowledged suitor, and Dinah Morris, Hetty's cousin, a fervent, virtuous and beautiful Methodist lay preacher.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Romola (1862-63) is a historical novel by George Eliot set in the fifteenth century, and is "e;a deep study of life in the city of Florence from an intellectual, artistic, religious, and social point of view"e;. The story takes place amidst actual historical events during the Italian Renaissance, and includes in its plot several notable figures from Florentine history.

The Essays of George Eliot

The Essays of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2015

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

A Falsely-Accused Man Creates a New Life "e;Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand."e; George Eliot, Silas Marner Set at the beginning of the 19th Century, Silas Marner by George Eliot is the story of a man who has been falsely accused. Silas Marner is framed for theft and pronounced guilty, losing his fiancee and his life in Lantern Yard, Northern England. When he leaves town to create a new life, he finds happiness and love in a way he never expected. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

A Charming First Novel from the Author of Middlemarch "e;It is very hard to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings - much harder than to say something fine about them which is not the exact truth."e; George Eliot, Adam Bede Adam Bede was the first novel written by George Eliot. Adam Bede tells the story of four characters who live in a rural community and are seeking love in all the wrong places. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

This antiquarian book contains George Elliot's 1861 novel, "e;Silas Marner"e;. It is an ostensibly simple story of a weaver that is famous for its strong sense of realism and its precocious treatment of issues ranging from religion to industrialism. A wonderful example of Elliot's masterful writing, "e;Silas Marner"e; is highly recommended for all lovers of English literature. Mary Ann Evans (1819 - 1880), commonly known by her pseudonym 'George Eliot', was an English novelist who is considered to be one of the most accomplished writers of the Victorian era. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2015

A man becomes a recluse when he's accused of a crime he did not commit Silas Marner is a skilled weaver working long hours in London for a Calvinist sect that does not appreciate him. When the congregation's funds are stolen, Silas is framed for the theft and excommunicated. Presumed guilty, abandoned by the love of his life, evicted from his modest home, and humiliated by the men he called his brothers, Silas wanders north to a small village in England's bucolic countryside. Forsaking contact with humanity, he throws himself into his work, caring for little other than the constant movement of his hands and the stack of money he is slowly amassing. But fate sees it fit that Silas should lose his newfound wealth and gain the companionship of a young orphan, an experience that proves more valuable than any currency. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. ';I think Silas Marner holds a higher place than any of the author's works. It is more nearly a masterpiece; it has more of that simple, rounded, consummate aspect which marks a classical work.' Henry James

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2015

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Middlemarch - A Study of Provincial Life - Vol II

Middlemarch - A Study of Provincial Life - Vol II

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2015

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2015

In the twilight of life, Silas Marner has only his loom and his gold.Embittered by a false accusation, disappointed in friendship and love, the weaver Silas Marner hoards a treasure that destroys his spirit until fate steals it from him and replaces it with a golden-haired child. Where she came from, who her parents were, and who really stole the gold are the secrets that fill this moving tale of guilt and innocence.A moral allegory of the redemptive power of love, it is also a finely drawn portrait of early nineteenth-century England in the days when spinning wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses and of a simple way of life that was soon to disappear.This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2015

An exquisite examination of Victorian England "e;And, of course men know best about everything, except what women know better."e; George Eliot, Middlemarch Middlemarch by George Eliot, the penname of Mary Ann Evans, tells the story of the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during 1829-32. The epic novel has been called one of the greatest works of English literature. The novel is comprised of four plots, all featuring residents of Middlemarch. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

The Lifted Veil by George Eliot is a gothic novella in the vein of other Victorian horror stories like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Bram Stoker's Dracula. In The Lifted Veil, the unreliable narrator, Latimer, believes that he is cursed with an otherworldly ability to see into the future and the thoughts of other people. This leads to tragedy as his obsession with his brother's fiancee. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Mr. Gilfil's Love Story

Mr. Gilfil's Love Story

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2015

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/02/2015

George Eliot's first full-length novel, Adam Bede, is a profound rendering of nineteenth-century English pastoral life.This timeless story of seduction and betrayal follows the virtuous carpenter Adam Bede, whose world is soon disrupted when the all-too-beautiful Hetty betrays him for another villager. Her actions precipitate a turmoil of tragic events that shake the very foundations of their serene rural community. Eliot's gift for leisurely and lyrical prose is in full effect here and her insight into human emotion and complexity is unrivalled.

Silas Marner - Scholar's Choice Edition

Silas Marner - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Silas Marner - Scholar's Choice Edition

Silas Marner - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Adam Bede, Volume II - Scholar's Choice Edition

Adam Bede, Volume II - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

The Works of George Eliot - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Works of George Eliot - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

The Mill on the Floss, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Mill on the Floss, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Daniel Deronda, Volume III - Scholar's Choice Edition

Daniel Deronda, Volume III - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Essays and Leaves from a Note-Book - Scholar's Choice Edition

Essays and Leaves from a Note-Book - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Adam Bede, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Adam Bede, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Romola, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Romola, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

The Essays of George Eliot - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Essays of George Eliot - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

The Lifted Veil, and Brother Jacob - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Lifted Veil, and Brother Jacob - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Romola, Volume II - Scholar's Choice Edition

Romola, Volume II - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Romola, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Romola, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Middlemarch A Study of Provincial Life, Volume III

Middlemarch A Study of Provincial Life, Volume III

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Romola - Scholar's Choice Edition

Romola - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe

Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe

Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

The Mill on the Floss, Volume III - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Mill on the Floss, Volume III - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

George Eliot's Silas Marner - Scholar's Choice Edition

George Eliot's Silas Marner - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Adam Bede - Scholar's Choice Edition

Adam Bede - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

The Mill on the Floss, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Mill on the Floss, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

The Mill on the Floss, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Mill on the Floss, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Scenes of Clerical Life, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Scenes of Clerical Life, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Daniel Deronda, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Daniel Deronda, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Wit and Wisdom of George Eliot - Scholar's Choice Edition

Wit and Wisdom of George Eliot - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2015

The Spanish Gypsy. a Poem. - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Spanish Gypsy. a Poem. - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2015

Middlemarch ... New Edition. - Scholar's Choice Edition

Middlemarch ... New Edition. - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2015

The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton

The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/2015

Silas Marner and Scenes of Clerical Life

Silas Marner and Scenes of Clerical Life

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/11/2014

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2014

Middlemarch is a triumph of the Victorian era, written by Mary Ann Evans, better known by her pen name, George Eliot. It is a dense, rich, and complex portrait of upper class life in rural Britain during the period.The narrative centres around the town of Middlemarch, and the various social and romantic pursuits and entanglements of its inhabitants. In addition to its multiple, complex narratives, Middlemarch deals with topics ranging from the status of women at the time to religion to politics.Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Highly recommended! Born Mary Ann Evans, Victorian novelist George Eliot (18191880) is the author of a number of remarkable works, including the masterpiece Adam Bede

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Highly recommended! Seventh book written by George Elliot.Daniel Deronda contains two main strains of plot, united by the title character. Easy read

How Lisa Loved The King and Other Short Works

How Lisa Loved The King and Other Short Works

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Highly recommended! Born Mary Ann Evans, Victorian novelist George Eliot (18191880) is the author of a number of remarkable works, including the masterpiece Middlemarch.

Impressions of TheophrastusSuch

Impressions of TheophrastusSuch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Highly recommended! Published in 1879, this is Eliot's last completed work, and perhaps her most underrated. It consists of a series of essays told by a nameless English bachelor. Though critics harshly judged the work as "e;ponderous and moralizing"e; when

Scenes of Clerical Life

Scenes of Clerical Life

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Many men write well and tell a story well, but few possess the art of giving individuality to their characters so happily and easily as you ...' Wrote the publisher John Blackwood in February 1857 to a shy and ambitious new author, whom he had not yet met,

Silas Mariner

Silas Mariner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

A linen weaver is wrongly accused of theft. Exiling himself, he becomes a recluse, only to find redemption in his love for an abandoned child who mysteriously appears at his isolated cottage. Somber yet hopeful, Eliot's stirring tale continues to touch th

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

The classic novel. George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity.

Daniel Deronda (Annotated)

Daniel Deronda (Annotated)

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Daniel Deronda contains two main strains of plot, united by the title character. The novel begins in midstory in late August 1865[1] with the meeting of Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth in the fictional town of Leubronn, Germany. Daniel finds himself

Middlemarch Trilogy

Middlemarch Trilogy

Author: George Eliot, Geoffrey Beevers Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/07/2014

Three plays based on George Eliot's classic novel, which can be performed as a trilogy or as standalone pieces. George Eliot's Middlemarch is peopled with some of literature's most memorable characters. In Geoffrey Beevers' new dramatisation, all three interconnected plays can be performed as a trilogy, but each play can also stand on its own, telling the story of Middlemarch from the perspective of a different set of characters: from county, town and countryside. In Dorothea's Story, set among the big houses of the local aristocracy of Middlemarch, young, intelligent Dorothea is so enamoured of the pedantic Reverend Casaubon that she marries him, much to everyone's disbelief. But her friendship with Casaubon's young cousin Will Ladislaw arouses suspicions in her new husband, who will do anything to thwart their mutual affection. In The Doctor's Story, set in the town of Middlemarch itself, where everyone wants to know each other's business, idealistic Dr Lydgate arrives in Middlemarch determined to achieve great things. He catches the eye of the Mayor's beautiful, self-centred daughter Rosamond but is torn between ambition and loyalty as he is drawn into an alliance with a corrupt banker. In the poignant but light-hearted Fred and Mary's Story, set amongst hard-working countryfolk, Fred is trying to please his parents and become a country gentleman, but his childhood sweetheart Mary will have none of it. The Middlemarch Trilogy premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, in October 2013. 'a delight from beginning to end... one of the most captivating literary dramatisations I've ever encountered, as rich as a Christmas pudding' - Telegraph 'it has an elegance and wit, and, above all, it's eminently digestible' - The Times '[a] skilful, shrewd and dashing adaptation... a phenomenal achievement' - Observer 'a terrific achievement' - Evening Standard 'as ingenious as it is entertaining' - The Stage

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2014

'she felt herself standing at the game of life with many eyes upon her, daring everything to win much' Gwendolen Harleth gambles her happiness when she marries a sadistic aristocrat for his money. Beautiful, neurotic, and self-centred, Gwendolen is trapped in an increasingly destructive relationship, and only her chance encounter with the idealistic Deronda seems to offer the hope of a brighter future. Deronda is searching for a vocation, and in embracing the Jewish cause he finds one that is both visionary and life-changing. Damaged by their pasts, and alienated from the society around them, they must both discover the values that will give their lives meaning. George Eliot's powerful novel is set in a Britain whose ruling class is decadent and materialistic, its power likely to be threatened by a politically emergent Germany. The novel's exploration of sexuality, guilt, and the will to power anticipates later developments in fiction, and its linking of the personal and the political in a context of social and economic crisis gives it especial relevance to the dominant issues of the twenty-first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

The Mill on the Floss is the story of Maggie Tullivers search for love, and acceptance by her family and community, and of her need for intellectual and spiritual growth.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

Middlemarch is George Eliots great novel of idealism, self-delusion, marriage, hypocrisy, education and the status of women. Though set against a backdrop of widespread social and economic change, Middlemarch is still, as its subtitle states, A Study of Provincial Life, and an exploration of the idea that the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

A weaver, Silas Marner, is found guilty of a theft he did not commit, rejected by his intended, and robbed of his possessions, and so lives as a recluse until, one winters night, a child arrives on his doorstep.

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

Victorian horror fiction in the tradition of Shelley, Stoker and Stevenson, The Lifted Veil is the tale of a man with the ability to predict the future and read the minds of others.

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

Much admired for its depiction of rural life and rustic types, Adam Bede is the tale of a carpenter, the beautiful egotist Hetty Sorrel and the tragic death of a child.

Selected Works Of George Eliot

Selected Works Of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

George Eliot, a pseudonym for Mary Anne Evans, was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era, publishing seven major novels and several translations during her career. The Selected Works of George Eliot includes all seven of the authors novels: Adam Bede, The Lifted Veil, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Romola, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Audio disc Release Date: 31/03/2014

Here is a tale straight from the fireside. We are compelled to follow the humble and mysterious figure of the linen weaver Silas Marner, on his journey from solitude and exile to the warmth and joy of family life. His path is a strange one; when he loses his hoard of hard-earned coins all seems to be lost, but in place of the golden guineas come the golden curls of a child { and from desolate misery comes triumphant joy.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2014

Daniel Deronda is a novel by George Eliot. The ward of the wealthy Sir Hugo Mallinger and hero of the novel, Deronda has a tendency to help others at a cost to himself. At the start of the novel, he has failed to win a scholarship at Cambridge because of his focus on helping a friend, has been travelling abroad, and has just started studying law. He often wonders about his birth and whether or not he is a gentleman. As he moves more and more among the world-within-a-world of the Jews of the novel he begins to identify with their cause in direct proportion to the unfolding revelations of his ancestry. Eliot used the story of Moses as part of her inspiration for Deronda. As Moses was a Jew brought up as an Egyptian who ultimately led his people to the Promised Land, so Deronda is a Jew brought up as an Englishman who ends the novel with a plan to do the same.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2014

The Mill on the Floss is a novel by George Eliot. The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up at Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss. Maggie Tulliver holds the central role in the book. The story begins when she is 9 years old, 13 years into her parent's marriage. Her relationship with her older brother Tom, and her romantic relationships with Philip Wakem, a hunchbacked, sensitive, and intellectual friend, and with Stephen Guest, a vivacious young socialite in St. Ogg's and assumed fiance of Maggie's cousin Lucy Deane, constitute the most significant narrative threads. Various family crises, including bankruptcy, Mr. Tulliver's rancorous relationship with Philip Wakem's father, which results in the loss of the mill, and Mr. Tulliver's untimely death, serve both to intensify Tom's and Maggie's differences and to highlight their love for each other.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

Silas Marner (originally published in 1861): Betrayed by a beloved friend and accused of a crime he didn't commit, awkward Silas Marner is expelled from his beloved religious community - the only community he has ever known. He exiles himself in the remote village of Raveloe. Friendless and without family, set apart from the villagers by their superstition and fear of him, he plies his weaving trade day after day, storing up gold which becomes his idol. When his gold is stolen, he is rescued from despair by the arrival on his lonely hearth of a beautiful little girl, whom he adopts, and through whom he and the other people of the village learn that loving relationships are more fulfilling than material wealth.

Tom and Maggie Tulliver

Tom and Maggie Tulliver

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

This adaptation of George Eliot's beloved novel The Mill on the Floss will engage and delight readers young and old alike. The story focuses on the lives of a pair of siblings, Tom and Maggie Tulliver, who grow up in a bucolic but hardscrabble rural setting in the fictional town of St. Ogg's.

Tom and Maggie Tulliver

Tom and Maggie Tulliver

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

This adaptation of George Eliot's beloved novel The Mill on the Floss will engage and delight readers young and old alike. The story focuses on the lives of a pair of siblings, Tom and Maggie Tulliver, who grow up in a bucolic but hardscrabble rural setting in the fictional town of St. Ogg's.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Victorian-era novelist George Eliot (the pen name of female writer Mary Anne Evans) is best known for her multi-layered takes on nineteenth-century British society, such as the masterpiece Middlemarch. She takes on a similarly ambitious task in the engaging tale Romola, albeit one that is set in Renaissance Italy rather than her own era. This historical novel adroitly captures the social upheaval and cultural ferment that arose during this remarkable period.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Victorian-era novelist George Eliot (the pen name of female writer Mary Anne Evans) is best known for her multi-layered takes on nineteenth-century British society, such as the masterpiece Middlemarch. She takes on a similarly ambitious task in the engaging tale Romola, albeit one that is set in Renaissance Italy rather than her own era. This historical novel adroitly captures the social upheaval and cultural ferment that arose during this remarkable period.

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Working under the nom de plume George Eliot, gifted writer Mary Anne Evans made a name for herself as one of the foremost innovators in the realm of realistic fiction. In The Lifted Veil, however, she takes a sharp detour from the detailed depictions that characterized novels such as Middlemarch. In this short novel, Evans explores the realm of extrasensory perception, focusing on a protagonist who seems to have been given the ability to peer into the innermost thoughts of those around him -- often with disastrous results.

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Working under the nom de plume George Eliot, gifted writer Mary Anne Evans made a name for herself as one of the foremost innovators in the realm of realistic fiction. In The Lifted Veil, however, she takes a sharp detour from the detailed depictions that characterized novels such as Middlemarch. In this short novel, Evans explores the realm of extrasensory perception, focusing on a protagonist who seems to have been given the ability to peer into the innermost thoughts of those around him -- often with disastrous results.

Felix Holt, the Radical

Felix Holt, the Radical

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

In the novel Felix Holt, the Radical, George Eliot (the pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans) turns her attention to political affairs. However, although the Reform movement of the early 1800s is an important plot point in the novel, the tale focuses more on the intersection between politics and society, and the myriad ways in which changes in the law can and do affect family and intimate relationships.

Felix Holt, the Radical

Felix Holt, the Radical

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

In the novel Felix Holt, the Radical, George Eliot (the pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans) turns her attention to political affairs. However, although the Reform movement of the early 1800s is an important plot point in the novel, the tale focuses more on the intersection between politics and society, and the myriad ways in which changes in the law can and do affect family and intimate relationships.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 17 More Pack A: Silas Marner

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 17 More Pack A: Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot, Shirley Isherwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Silas Marner tells the story of Silas, wrongly accused of theft he leaves his home town to start a new life. He lives a solitary existence. Then one night an unknown visitor arrives and changes his life for ever. Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Daniel Deronda Volume 1

Daniel Deronda Volume 1

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 07/12/2013

This Tribeca Press edition includes the full original text as well as exclusive images exclusive to this edition and an easy to use interactive table of contents.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2013

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

The fictitious landscape of Loamshire provides the setting for this country tragedy, with little peace about the intertwined lives of its inhabitants. Dinah Morris is an earnest Methodist preacher who rejects Seth Bede for a life devoted to God. Adam Bede, his brother, is also rejected, but by Hetty Sorrel, a gullible dairymaid who falls for dashing Arthur Donnithorne, the squire's heir. The passions roused in the community of Hayslope have disastrous consequences: a fight between two rivals, an illegitimate pregnancy and a woman driven to desperate deeds. In Adam Bede George Eliot gripped her readers with an imaginative and complex tale.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

George Eliot opens her complex study of life in the provincial Midlands with a brilliant portrait of Dorothea Brooke in all her strengths and weaknesses. Dorothea's misguided marriage is only one of the many, at first seemingly quite separate, stories of thwarted ideals, passions and ambitions. In the end the 'web of relationships' comes together as every character meets an appropriate fate. The story links the struggles of the individuals with the problems of society as a whole, as it wrestles with the disturbances that are approaching through industrialisation and a changing social order.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

George Eliot was a great literary talent. With classics such as Silas Marner, 'Middlemarch' and 'Adam Bede' her reputation was set for eternity. Yet she produced other works just as compelling. Just as good. Yet in spite of that talent she had to use a male pseudonym. But she persevered and triumphed. 'Daniel Deronda' is deservedly one of her best.

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

George Eliot was a great literary talent. With classics such as Silas Marner, 'Middlemarch' and 'Adam Bede' her reputation was set for eternity. Yet she produced other works just as compelling. Just as good. Yet in spite of that talent she had to use a male pseudonym. But she persevered and triumphed. 'The Lifted Veil' is one of her best.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

George Eliot was a great literary talent. With classics such as Silas Marner, 'Middlemarch' and 'Adam Bede' her reputation was set for eternity. Yet she produced other works just as compelling. Just as good. Yet in spite of that talent she had to use a male pseudonym. But she persevered and triumphed. 'Romola' is one of her best.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2013

George Eliot, The Poetry

George Eliot, The Poetry

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2013

Mary Anne Evans was born in 1819. Her Father did not consider her a great beauty and thought her chances of marriage were slim. He therefore invested in her education. By 1850 she had moved to London to work at the Westminster Review where she published many articles and essays. Her view on literature had taken some time to coalescence but with the publication of parts of "e;Scenes From A Clerical Life"e; in 1858 she knew she wanted to be a novelist and as her 1856 titled essay "e;Silly Novels by Lady Novelists"e; stated not a 'silly woman's one at that. Success of course meant that her real name came out but it seemed not to affect how the public devoured her novels. Here, we look with a keen eye at her poetry. Although slim in number she is able to take a situation, scene or thought and bring us into its world with undeniable care. Many of these titles are on our audiobook version which can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores.

Short Stories Of George Eliot

Short Stories Of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2013

The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of George Eliot. Mary Anne Evans was born in 1819. Her Father did not consider her a great beauty and thought her chances of marriage were slim. He therefore invested in her education and by the time she was 16 she had boarded at several schools acquiring that good education. With the death of her mother in 1835 she returned home to keep house for her father and siblings. By 1850 she had moved to London to work at the Westminster Review where she published many articles and essays. The following year Mary Anne or Marian, as she liked to be called, had met George Henry Lewes, and in 1854 they moved in together; a somewhat scandalous situation as he was already married albeit with complications. Her view on literature had taken some time to coalescence but with the publication of parts of "e;Scenes From A Clerical Life"e; in 1858 she knew she wanted to be a novelist and as her 1856 titled essay "e;Silly Novels by Lady Novelists"e; stated not a 'silly woman's one at that. Under the pseudonym of George Eliot that we know so well Adam Bede was published in 1859 followed by the other great novels of English literature Mill On The Floss, Silas Marner and Middlemarch. The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline but for those who master it the rewards are many and George Eliot as we know is just such a woman. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. The audiobook volume of this book can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among the readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe

Complete Novels of George Eliot: Adam Bede + The Lifted Veil + The Mill on the Floss + Silas Marner + Romola + Brother Jacob + Felix Holt the Radical + Middlemarch + Daniel Deronda

Complete Novels of George Eliot: Adam Bede + The Lifted Veil + The Mill on the Floss + Silas Marner + Romola + Brother Jacob + Felix Holt the Radical + Middlemarch + Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2013

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Complete Novels of George Eliot: Adam Bede + The Lifted Veil + The Mill on the Floss + Silas Marner + Romola + Brother Jacob + Felix Holt the Radical + Middlemarch + Daniel Deronda"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.Table of Contents:Adam Bede (1859)The Lifted Veil (1859)The Mill on the Floss (1860)Silas Marner (1861)Romola (1863)Brother Jacob (1864)Felix Holt, the Radical (1866)Middlemarch (1871/72)Daniel Deronda (1876)Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight.

Complete Works of George Eliot

Complete Works of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2013

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Complete Works of George Eliot"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.Table of Contents: Scenes of Clerical Life (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil's Love Story, Janet's RepentanceAdam Bede (1859)The Lifted Veil (1859)The Mill on the Floss (1860)Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe (1861)Romola (1863)Brother Jacob (1864)Felix Holt, the Radical (1866)The Spanish Gypsy (1868)Middlemarch (1871/72)The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and Sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, "e;Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love,"e; The Death of Moses, Arion, "e;O May I Join the Choir Invisible."e;Daniel Deronda (1876)Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879)The Essays: From the Note-Book of an Eccentric, How to Avoid Disappointment, The Wisdom of the Child, A Little Fable with a Great Moral, Hints on Snubbing, Carlyle's Life of Sterling, Margaret Fuller, Woman in France: Madame de Sabl Three Months in Weimar, Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming, German Wit: Henry Heine, The Natural History of German Life, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, George Forster, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness: The Poet Young, The Influence of Rationalism, The Grammar of Ornament, Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt, Leaves from a Note-Book.Miscellaneous Poems: On Being Called a Saint, Farewell, Sonnet, Question and Answer, "e;'Mid my Gold-Brown Curls,"e; "e;'Mid the Rich Store,"e; "e;As Tu Va la Lune se Lever,"e; In A London Drawing Room, Arms! To Arms!, Ex Oriente Lux, In the South, Will Ladislaw's Song, Erinna, I Grant you Ample Leave, Mordecai's Hebrew Verses, Count that Day Lost.Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

George Eliot's Silas Marner is a 19th-century tale of injustice, betrayal, love and faith. It tells the story of a simple and hard-working weaver who is falsely accused of theft, stigmatized by the local community and pushed to leave his native town to live as a recluse. Leading a hermit's life, he spends all his time at the spinning wheel. His labor enables him to amass loads of gold which, to his great misfortune, are stolen from him. Amidst his disconsolate existence, fate rewards the poor weaver when a golden-haired little girl comes at his door on a winter's night. Silas decides to adopt the parentless child and names her Eppie after his deceased mother. The lovable girl succeeds in giving meaning and purpose to Silas' life. In one of the story's subplots, the child's father is revealed to be the son of the town's major landowner. Eppie refuses to leave Silas, however, and her natural father keeps on flooding them with valuable gifts. The thief of Silas' gold is eventually found dead and the money is given back to its owner. The narrative ends happily when Eppie, who grows up to be a source of respect and pride for her adoptive father in the town, marries the son of Silas' amiable neighbor.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

The protagonist in George Eliot's autobiographical novel, The Mill on The Floss, is a 19th-century English girl named Maggie Tulliver who is believed to stand for the author of the novel. Maggie grows into an intelligent and cultivated woman who is fond of reading books and engaging in serious intellectual debates. Unlike her elder brother Tom, to whom she has always looked up, Maggie's personality is idealistic, sentimental and spiritual. She gradually develops a romantic relationship with a learned friend named Phillip Wakem. However, because of an old family feud between the Tullivers and the Wakems, Tom soon forces Maggie to leave Phillip after discovering the nature of their relationship. Later in the novel, Maggie is attracted to Stephen Guest, another intellectual man that her best friend Lucy introduced to her as her suitor. She is particularly captivated by his great erudition and his gift for arts and music. When Stephen manages to take her and flee the town in an attempt to get married, she eventually thinks of her duties towards Lucy and Phillip and finds herself obliged to leave Stephen at the last minute. She goes back to her brother who rejects her and tells her that he no longer wants to see her. The story ends when the Floss, the fictional river of the title, floods the town. After a long struggle with the waters, Maggie finally finds Tom at the mill and they die together in embrace.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2013

In the fictional town of Middlemarch, selflessness, social reform, and romantic love struggle to survive against human foolishness, economic missteps, and societal ideals. Young and intelligent, Dorothea Brooke hastily marries Casaubon, a middle-aged scholar working tirelessly on his masterpiece, The Key to All Mythologies. Their union soon sours, and Dorothea becomes trapped in a difficult situation that worsens upon the death of her husband. Elsewhere in town, Tertius Lydgate, an idealistic young doctor, is caught in an ill-fated union with the sweet but superficial Rosamund Vincy. Intertwined within the lives of these two unfortunate couples is the handsome artist Will Ladislaw, who is sympathetic to Lydgates ideas about science and medicine, and who develops feelings for his uncles wifeDorthea Brooke.Through the voices of the characters in Middlemarch, author George Eliot brings to life various issues of her day, including the role of women, the nature of marriage, political reform, and the status of education. Hailed as the greatest novel in the English language by British author Martin Amis, Middlemarch has been adapted twice for television.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2013

When Tito Melema meets Romola, the daughter of a blind scholar, he quickly makes it his goal to marry her. For her part, Romola is enchanted by Tito during their courtship, but soon after they marry, she discovers life with Tito is more difficult than she imagined.Set in fifteenth-century Florence, Romola is a delightful departure from English author George Eliots typical depictions of nineteenth-century English society, and is notable for being Eliots only work of historical fiction. Romola was Eliots fourth novel and turned out to be one of her least commercially successful works. Despite this, many literary critics and historians have argued that Romola was Eliots greatest novel. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2013

Searching for his lifes purpose, young Daniel Deronda is immediately attracted to the beautiful but shallow Gwendolen Harleth during a chance meeting at a casino. As they pursue separate journeys of self-discovery, culminating in Daniels discovery of his Jewish heritage, Daniel and Gwendolen reveal much about the depth of their characters and the circumstances that have influenced their lives.Daniel Deronda was George Eliots final, and arguably most controversial, novel. Many readers questioned the authors focus on Jewish characters and culture, and her criticism of their social position in England at that time. This criticism continued well into the twentieth century, when influential British literary critic F. R. Leavis re-released Daniel Deronda, excluding the sections focusing on the Jewish characters, and re-named it Gwendolen Harleth.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

Although set in the heart of rural England, in a place still untouched by industrial development or social upheaval, Silas Marner is no idyllic country tale. Eliot depicts village life good and bad: Silas's suspicious neighbours are far from perfect and both the squire's sons are deeply flawed characters. The hero himself is a naive individual and - in his unhappiness - becomes a miser. But the long suffering Silas finds new meaning to life through the love for an orphaned child, and finally this gentle moral fable has a happy ending. 1. THE SOLITARY WEAVER. Silas Marner, a linen-weaver, lives alone in a cottage outside the Midland village of Raveloe. His neighbours regard him with suspicion: not only is he a newcomer, he is decidedly strange looking. But Silas is a victim, not a threat. Before settling in Raveloe, he lived in a northern town where he was a member of a religious sect. His seemingly devout 'friend', William Dane, accused him of theft and produced false evidence. Silas lost his fiancee and had to leave his home. In Raveloe, Silas slowly amasses the gold he earns from weaving. 2. THE SQUIRE'S SON. Squire Cass, a hard-drinking boor, has neglected the upbringing of his sons. The younger, Dunsey, is interested only in betting and drinking and is despised by all. The elder, Godfrey, is a popular young man and is in love with Nancy Lammeter, his beautiful neighbour. Despite this, he is in trouble: he has secretly married Molly Farren, an opium addict, and dare not confess to his father. In vain, Godfrey demands back money he has given his brother. Then Dunsey has an idea: he will extort money from the weaver Silas. He goes to Silas's cottage. Finding it empty, he searches for and steals the hidden gold, before disappearing into the night. 3. A SHOCKING LOSS. Returning to his cottage, Silas looks for his gold and finds it gone. He searches in vain and then runs to the local inn. The Rainbow, to look for the thief. His dramatic entrance, to a place he has scarcely visited, causes a sensation. He accepts the villagers' help and goes to report his loss to the constable. Meanwhile, Godfrey, returning from a party where he has seen Nancy, considers telling his father the truth. 4. CONFRONTATION. Godfrey confesses to his father that he has taken AGBP100 of rent due to him and passed it on to Dunsey. Enraged, Cass demands to see Dunsey but, as he is not to be found, berates Godfrey also asking why he will not propose to Nancy. Embarrassed, Godfrey does not revel the real reason but promises to reform. Meanwhile, no trace is found of the thief and Silas sinks into despair. On New Year's Eve, Molly, on her way to the Casses' house to expose Godfrey, collapses in the snow under the effects of opium. Her baby toddles of towards a light - that coming from Silas's cottage. Entering, she sits by the fire. 5. AMAZING DISCOVERY. Thinking that the New Year chimes may bring good luck, Silas opens his door but then goes into one of his trances. When he comes to, his short-sighted eyes see a small, golden object by the fire. He thinks his money has been returned, then realises it is a little girl. Going out to see where she has come from, he finds Molly in the snow. With the child in his arms, he rushes to the Casses' house, where a party is in progress. Godfrey, recognising the baby, is privately relieved at the news of Molly's death. Now he is free to marry Nancy. 6. AN UNLIKELY FATHER. Surprisingly everyone by his determination to bring the child up himself, Silas is helped by Dolly Winthrop, who brings bundles of baby clothes and teaches Silas how to change the child. Dolly suggests that the baby should be christened. This is something Silas has never heard of - his sect practised adult baptism - he agrees, and names the child Eppie after his dead baby sister. A new life starts for him as Eppie wins everyone's heart and he finds acceptance in the village society. Godfrey too makes a new start, for he marries Nancy. 7. THE STONE-PITS' SECRET. Sixteen years have passed. Silas, now a regular church-goer, is happy with Eppie. She is in love with Dolly Winthrop's son, Aaron. Eppie remarks on the low level of water in the stone-pits and Silas recalls that drainage work is going on. Meanwhile, Nancy wonders how Godfrey feels about her childlessness and her refusal to adopt Eppie, which he has suggested on several occasions. When Godfrey comes home, he tells her that Dunsey's skeleton, with Silas's gold, has been found in the drained stone-pit. He goes on to confess his first marriage. Nancy forgives him but points out that it is Eppie whom he has really wronged. They decided to offer to adopt Eppie. 8. SILAS VINDICATED. Godfrey and Nancy call on Silas and Eppie, and Godfrey invites Eppie to live with them. She refuses, maintaining her refusal even when he shamefacedly confesses that she is his daughter and implores her to come with him. Unable to deny his fault, Godfrey accepts defeat and returns home Nancy. Silas decides to revisit his home town, hoping his innocence may be proved at last, but when he and Eppie arrive, they discover Lantern Yard is no longer there. The following spring Eppie and Aaron are married and happily set up home with Silas

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

George Eliot opens her complex study of life in the provincial Midlands with a brilliant portrait of Dorothea Brooke in all her strengths and weaknesses. Dorothea's misguided marriage is only one of the many, at first seemingly quite separate, stories of thwarted ideals, passions and ambitions. In the end the 'web of relationships' comes together as every character meets an appropriate fate. The story links the struggles of the individuals with the problems of society as a whole, as it wrestles with the disturbances that are approaching through industrialisation and a changing social order. 1. A BETROTHAL. Dorothea Brooke, high minded and puritanical, is bored by the limited horizons of most men in Middlemarch. Only the scholarly, if far older, Casaubon appeals; he, for his part, is lonely. Dorothea's easy going uncle Mr Brooke contests to their hasty marriage, although Celia, her conventional but perceptive sister, is dismayed by what seems a mismatch - a view which is shared by most in Middlemarch. Meanwhile, Tertius Lydgate, an ambitious young doctor, arrived in town. 2. FAMILY AMBITIOUS. The Vincys are revealed as a well-established Middlemarch family. The daughter, Rosamond, is socially ambitious, while the son, Fred, is bone-idle, but with expectation of an inheritance from his uncle, the elderly Mr Featherstone. Rosamond is attracted to Dr Lydgate, who appears almost heroic to her when compared to the ordinary Middlemarch young men. Well-bred and intelligent, he is an idealist who longs to become a great doctor. When they meet, at Featherstone's sickbed, Lydgate finds Rosamund beautiful but he is not thinking of marriage yet. 3. ROMAN HONEYMOON. On their honeymoon in Rome, Dorothea discovers that her learned husband is neither a companion nor a great scholar. He also refuses her help with his studies. Depressed by his coldness, she finds comfort in the company of Will Ladislaw. A young artist and second cousin of Casaubon, whom she has already briefly met. He falls hopelessly in love with her. 4. TRIALS OF LOVE. When Dorothea and Casaubon return home, their marriage is further troubled by a letter from Will asking if he may visit them. Casaubon's distrust of Dorothea upsets her and throws him into a passion. Soon afterward, he suffers a heart attack. Dorothea passes the letter to Mr Brooke, who tactlessly issues his own invitation to Will. Celia meanwhile marries Sir James Chettam, a local landowner. Lydgate, finding Rosamond in tears, proposes to her in a moment of weakness. Old Featherstone dies at last, surrounding by his would-be heirs. 5. STRANGE INHERITANCES. When Featherstone's final will is read out, most people are amazed, for almost everything goes to Joshua Riggs, a stranger to Middlemarch, and Fred is desperately disappointed. He had been hoping that legacy would enable him to marry Mary Garth, his childhood sweetheart. Will Ladislaw, who is staying with Mr Brooke, calls on Dorothea when Casaubon is out. Rigg, however, has a less welcome visitor, the dissolute Raffle, his stepfather. 6. A POISONOUS WILL. Casaubon, wrongly convinced that Will has returned to Middlemarch with Dorothea's knowledge, is tormented by jealousy. He asks her to promise to do only as he decrees, even after his death. She is dismayed by his request, and does not know how to answer him. His sudden death frees her from making the promise, but his will includes a clause disinheriting her if she ever marries Ladislaw. This codicil is kept from Dorothea by her protective family, and from Will by his friends. 7. BLACKMAIL AND REVELATIONS. Bulstrode, the local banker and a pillar of society, buys Stone Court from Rigg but has little time to enjoy it before Raffles return and is surprised to find the house has changed hands - to another acquaintance of his. Raffles and Bulstrode knew each other years before, and Raffles recalls past crimes and misdemeanours, and demands money from the banker. Lydgate also faces money problems, to which Rosamond is unsympathetic. Will is shocked when Rosamond reveals the truth about Casaubon's legacy. Meanwhile, Fred finds useful work. 8. THE SHADOW OF THE PAST. Bulstrode is now haunted by his early dealings in stolen goods, which started his rise to wealth. Raffles, returning once too often and in ill-health, is nursed by Bulstrode under Lydgate's instructions. Lydgate, desperately in debt, appeals to Bulstrode for a Loan, which he receives after he has attended to Raffles. Later that night, by allowing Raffles to have brandy against Lydgate's orders, Bulstrode contrives to ensure his death. 9. DEPARTURES. News of Bulstrode's early dealings leaks out, along with that of his association with Raffles. His reputation ruined. He resigns his posts and leaves Middlemarch. Lydgate, unjustly believed to have hastened Raffles' death to effect a loan from Bulstrode, is also under suspicion, not least from his wife, and they also move away. Will and Dorothea at last declare their love and go to London, where the pursuit of their ideals culminates in Will's election to parliament

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

The fictitious landscape of Loamshire provides the setting for this country tragedy, with little peace about the intertwined lives of its inhabitants. Dinah Morris is an earnest Methodist preacher who rejects Seth Bede for a life devoted to God. Adam Bede, his brother, is also rejected, but by Hetty Sorrel, a gullible dairymaid who falls for dashing Arthur Donnithorne, the squire's heir. The passions roused in the community of Hayslope have disastrous consequences: a fight between two rivals, an illegitimate pregnancy and a woman driven to desperate deeds. In Adam Bede George Eliot gripped her readers with an imaginative and complex tale. 1. The Bede Family - A woman preacher - Death of a drunkard. The village of Hayslope is excited by the visit of a female Methodist preacher, Dinah Morris, an attractive, deeply religious young woman. After her sermon she meets Seth Bede, her suitor, but gently rejects his proposal of marriage. Adam, Seth's older brother, is angry to find that his father is off drinking, leaving his work unfinished. Next morning, Adam and Seth find their father lying dead in a brook by the house. 2. Foolishly in Love - Flirting in the dairy. Captain Arthur Donnithorne, grandson and heir to the squire, accompanies the Reverend Irwine to call on the Poysers, local farmers. The Rector questions their niece Dinah about her preaching. Meanwhile, Arthur is more interested in their young dairymaid, Hetty Sorrel. She is strongly interested in him, and soon she can think of no one else aE ' certainly not of Adam, who is wooing her. Arthur resolves not to see Hetty again but waivers. He meets her by Fir-tree Grove and they are drawn together. That night Hetty admires herself by candlelight, disturbing Dinah, who comes to ask if she is in trouble. 3. An Ill-fated Party - Good resolutions falter - Hopes raised and dashed. Arthur rides to the Rector, meaning to confess his feelings for Hetty. On the way he meets and warmly greets Adam. At the rectory Arthur lacks the courage to say what's on his mind. During a summer party held at the Donnithornes' house, Arthur announces that his grandfather has agreed to employ Adam to manage the woods. Adam's pleasure at his new job is, however, overshadowed by Hetty's behaviour towards him. When he finds that her locket contains someone else's hair, Adam leaves the festivities early. Hetty stays and is swept off her feet when dancing with Arthur. 4. End of an Affair - Fight between rivals - A letter of farewell. Walking by the grove, Adam surprises Arthur and Hetty kissing. Arthur tries to make light of his offence by explaining he had no knowledge of Adam's strong feelings for Hetty. Adam is enraged because Arthur is leading Hetty on. The two men fight and Arthur is knocked out. Adam demands that Arthur write a letter of farewell to Hetty and delivers it to her himself. She takes it to read later. 5. Desperation - Fatal letter - A doomed journey. Alone, Hetty reads Arthur's letter with despairing disbelief. Months pass and Adam is offered a share in a business. Emboldened, he asks Hetty to marry him. To his joy she accepts, but his pleasure is soon marred by her apparent unhappiness. In truth, she is pregnant and almost suicidal. She sets off to look for Arthur at Windsor, where she discovers that his regiment has gone to Ireland. Adam goes in search of her and learns of her misfortune. He grows anxious and seeks out Mr Irwine for his advice about Hetty's whereabouts. 6. Trial and Punishment - Found guilty. Adam discovers that Hetty is in Stoniton Prison, awaiting trial for the murder of her baby. He hastens to Stoniton where he reluctantly attends the trial. The evidence against Hetty mounts and she is found guilty, to be hanged. Arthur, returning home at his grandfather's death, hears the news and at once leaves for Stoniton. Dinah, also informed, visits Hetty in prison and prays with her. Hetty and Dinah set out for the scaffold but Arthur gallops onto the scene waving a reprieve, and Hetty's life is saved. 7. Parting and Discovery - A remorseful soldier - A mother's touch. Meeting again in the woods, Arthur and Adam are reconciled. Arthur says he is going away, but begs Adam to stay. Hetty is deported to Australia for her crime. Eighteen months later, Adam tells Dinah how sorry he is that she will not become his sister-in-law, not realizing that she is attracted to him. She declares that she must go away to preach, but Adam's mother reveals the truth to her son. Amazed but delighted, he decides to propose marriage to Dinah. 8. True Love - Scruples overcome - Reconciliation. After discussing his proposal with his brother Seth, Adam hastens to declare his love to Dinah. She confesses that she loves him too, but says that she cannot marry him due to her preaching. She then leaves to follow her calling. However, when Adam follows her, Dinah accepts him at last. Six years later, a much altered Arthur returns to Hayslope, grieving over the fate of Hetty, who died on her passage home from exile. Arthur is fully reconciled with Adam, who now has two children and is successfully established in his own business.

Mill On The Floss

Mill On The Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

The action starts and ends on the River Floss at Dorlcote Mill, home to the Tullivers for generations. But, for all the mill's beauty, Maggie Tulliver, the heroine, finds family life intolerably narrow. The Tullivers, for so long solidly prosperous, are soon beset by financial problems, the result of Mr Tulliver's misguided lawsuit and his feud with Wakem. Against this troubled background, Maggie's well-meaning attempts to reconcile her pursuit of love and happiness with her sense of duty to her family lead to tragedy. 1. A FAMILY GATHERING. Mr Tulliver, owner of Dorlcote Mill, decides that his son, Tom, must have a proper education. His wife agrees but suggests they ask the advice of her Dodson sisters, which annoys him. Both Tullivers agree that Maggie, their daughter, is brighter than Tom and difficult to control. The family party takes place in Easter week, with all relations invited. Lucy Deane, blonde and quiet, contrasts with her boisterous cousin Maggie. When Tom's education is discussed, Mrs Glegg, sharp-tongued and bossy, quarrels with her brother-in-law Tulliver. Attention is distracted when Maggie appears, having hacked her hair short. In the row that follows, Tulliver takes his daughter's side, thus strengthening the bond between them. The gathering breaks up in acrimony. Afterwards, Maggie's life reverts to forlornly following after Tom, who likes to spend time with Bob Jakin, a local lad. 2. SCHOOL-DAYS. Tom finds being a pupil of the Reverend Stelling trying, for he is no scholar. He goes home for Christmas and learns that his father is engaged in a major lawsuit with his neighbour Pivart over water rights. Tom also learns that Philip Wakem, the crippled son of the lawyer who acts for Pivart, will be joining him at Stelling's. 3. RUIN. Tom goes back to Stelling's to find Philip Wakem there. The boys are wary of each other until Tom notices Philip's wonderful drawings. Despite his admiration, the boys have little in common for Tom is extrovert and athletic while Philip is withdrawn and bookish. In contrast, Maggie finds Philip interesting when she meets him on a visit to the school. Some time later, Maggie arrives unexpectedly at the Reverend Stelling's. She reveals that their father has lost his lawsuit and is ruined. He has also fallen from his horse and lost his senses. Drawn together in sorrow, brother and sister leave for home. 4. SOLD UP. While Tulliver lies insensible upstairs, the mill and its contents must be auctioned to pay the family's debts. Bob Jakin offers Tom ten guineas which he has just earned. Tom, who doesn't recognize Bob at first, declines but is touched by Bob's kindness. Tom finds a job with a local merchant. Tulliver recovers enough to come downstairs to see his empty house. It now belongs to Wakem, who has bought it. He has offered Tulliver the post of mill manager Tulliver sees this as a grievous insult but has to accept. He makes Tom write in the family Bible that he will never forgive Wakem. 5. LOVE BETWEEN ENEMIES. Maggie often takes walks up to a wild spot called the Red Deeps. One day, she meets Philip Wakem there and, timidly, he reveals his love for her. Maggie is both moved and worried, for Philip's father, the lawyer Wakem, is her family's worst enemy. She tells Philip any relationship is impossible but nonetheless agrees to see him again. Meanwhile, Tom has been given a business tip by Bob Jakin. He borrows money from an uncle and begins to trade on his own account. 6. A SECRET IS OUT. Maggie blushes when her Aunt Pullet mentions Philip Wakem's name in connection with the Red Deeps. Tom is suspicious, and more so when he hears from Bob that Phil is often seen going to the Red Deeps. Tom confronts Maggie, drags her off to meet Philip and forbids any further trysts. Maggie is deeply upset. Tom pleases his father by making enough money in trade to pay off the family debts. Revived, Tulliver mounts his horse and sets off to take revenge on Wakem. He collapses as he whips the lawyer, then takes to his bed and dies, still swearing revenge. 7. THE BEST INTENTIONS. Lucy Deane is happily engaged to Stephen Guest. She invites Maggie to stay, hoping she and Philip, a mutual friend, will make a match. But Stephen and Maggie find themselves falling in love, despite their best intentions. Lucy notices nothing but the observant Philip does and withdraws. Maggie and Stephen go boating together. Stephen declares his love and Maggie, aware of her true feelings, does not turn him down. They take a ship to Mudport, but there Maggie decides she cannot elope with Stephen. 8. REJECTION. Maggie returns to Dorlcote five days after suddenly vanishing with Stephen Guest to find herself widely regarded as a fallen woman. She is turned away from the mill by Tom. Her mother chooses to go with her, however, and Bob Jakin takes them in. Maggie is very depressed, despite an understanding letter from Philip and a visit from Lucy, which gives Maggie a chance to explain herself. A letter from Stephen, still passionate, adds to her woes. A tremendous flood sweeps the valley one night. Maggie rouses Bob and finds a boat in order to rescue Tom from the mill. Their craft is hit by floating wreckage and capsizes. Brother and sister are drowned together, united again

George Eliot - The Poetry Of

George Eliot - The Poetry Of

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

George Eliot, The Poetry. Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at individual poets who have shaped and influenced their craft and cement their place in our heritage. In this volume we look at the works of the Victorian Authoress and Poet George Eliot. Mary Anne Evans was born in 1819. Her Father did not consider her a great beauty and thought her chances of marriage were slim. He therefore invested in her education and by the time she was 16 she had boarded at several schools acquiring a good education. With the death of her mother in 1835 she returned home to keep house for her father and siblings. By 1850 she had moved to London to work at the Westminster Review where she published many articles and essays. The following year Mary Anne or Marian, as she liked to be called, had met George Henry Lewes, and in 1854 they moved in together; a somewhat scandalous situation as he was already married albeit with complications. Her view on literature had taken some time to coalescence but with the publication of parts of Scenes From A Clerical Life in 1858 she knew she wanted to be a novelist and as her 1856 titled essay "e;Silly Novels by Lady Novelists"e; stated not a 'silly woman's one at that. Under the pseudonym of George Eliot that we know so well Adam Bede followed in 1859 followed by the other great novels of English literature Mill On The Floss, Silas Marner and Middlemarch. Success of course meant that her real name came out but it seemed not to affect how the public devoured her novels. Here, we look with a keen eye at her poetry. Although slim in number she is able to take a situation, scene or thought and bring us into its world with undeniable care. Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. Index Of Poems; Mother And Poet; Nature's Lady; To A Skylark; Mid My Gold-Brown Curls; Brother And Sister; How Lisa Loved the King; How They Brought The Good News From Ghent To Aix; Blue Wings; Bright, O Bright Fedalma!

Mill on the Floss, The

Mill on the Floss, The

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Maggie Tulliver and her brother Tom grow up in the Mill on the River Floss. Although Maggie adores Tom, she often finds him cruel and cold. All she wants is for life to be full and warm. The Tulliver family's traditional way of living is threatened by changes beyond their control. Will the educated world of lawyers and lawsuits destroy what generations have enjoyed? As Maggie grows into adulthood, how can she control her passionate nature? With a destiny like an unmapped river; full, deep and rapid, where will love and desire lead her? Where will it all end?

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2013

A young carpenter living in the fiction community of Hayslope, Adam Bede falls desperately in love with a local beauty, Hetty Sorrel. When two newcomers arrive in towna gallant young captain and Hettys gentle cousin Dinahthe affections and desires of these young people are pitted against the pressures of their social situations.Adam Bede is the first novel written by author George Eliot and was met with critical acclaim upon publication in 1859. Generally believed to be one of the best examples of realism in English literature, the novel has never been out of print.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2013

In her third novel, reissued here in its first edition of 1861, George Eliot (1819-80) charts the life of the cataleptic, miserly weaver Silas Marner. Arriving in insular Raveloe after a wrongful expulsion from his Calvinist community in the north, Silas is a foreign and outcast figure, left alone to accumulate a useless fortune through his loom in the dawn of the new industrial age. His unhappy life is rendered unrecognisable when his fortune is stolen and he adopts a child. Eliot's first two novels, Adam Bede and Mill on the Floss, had dealt with tragedy and the injustices faced by fallen women. With its happy ending and suffusion of fairy-tale elements, Silas Marner marks a turning point in her career. Alongside this development, however, the novel continues to raise Eliot's characteristic questions about social inequalities, the effects of extreme religion, and the worth of human experience.

Lifted Veil

Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2013

The Lifted Veils sickly narrator, Latimer, believes himself to be cursed with the ability to see the future and sense the thoughts and feelings of those around him. Disgusted by what he sees in the minds of others, he accepts that he will lead an unobtrusive life, constantly overshadowed by his more vigorous elder brother. That is, until he meets and becomes fascinated with Bertha, his brothers beautiful and coquettish fiance.The Lifted Veil sits alongside works such as Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and Robert Louis Stevensons The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as a definitive piece of Victorian-era horror fiction, and was a departure for author George Eliot who generally focused on realism in her writing. Nonetheless, through The Lifted Veil Eliot proves skilled at incorporating the mysterious themes of the horror fiction genre into her distinctive writing style.HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital form, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Die Muhle Am Floss

Die Muhle Am Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2013

Mill On The Floss

Mill On The Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

Maggie Tulliver and her older brother Tom live a happy, sheltered childhood at Durlcote Mill on the River Floss. Though Maggie and Tom are drastically differenthe is pragmatic and rational, while she longs for intellectual gains and worldly experiencesthey share a strong bond that is strengthened as they are forced to deal with a great family debt, the loss of the mill, and the eventual death of their father. When Tom leaves to earn back the familys former estate, Maggie finally gains the freedom to experience life beyond the mill. But the relationships she cultivates in her new-found independencethose with men, in particularcomplicate her connection with her brother and the two find it impossible to go back to their simple life at the mill on the Floss.Encompassing filial duty, female independence and the rigid morality of early nineteenth century England, The Mill on the Floss partially reflects the scandal created by author George Eliots relationship with the already married George Henry Lewes. The Mill on the Floss has been adapted for the stage, film, and television, including the 1997 single-episode adaptation of the novel, with Emily Watson and Bernard Hill portraying the characters of Maggie and Mr. Tulliver.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

In the fictional town of Middlemarch, selflessness, social reform, and romantic love struggle to survive against human foolishness, economic missteps, and societal ideals. Young and intelligent, Dorothea Brooke hastily marries Casaubon, a middle-aged scholar working tirelessly on his masterpiece, The Key to All Mythologies. Their union soon sours, and Dorothea becomes trapped in a difficult situation that worsens upon the death of her husband. Elsewhere in town, Tertius Lydgate, an idealistic young doctor, is caught in an ill-fated union with the sweet but superficial Rosamund Vincy. Intertwined within the lives of these two unfortunate couples is the handsome artist Will Ladislaw, who is sympathetic to Lydgates ideas about science and medicine, and who develops feelings for his uncles wifeDorthea Brooke.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

Silas Marner, a weaver in the slum of Lantern Yard, stands falsely accused of stealing funds from his small Calvinist congregation. His life in tatters, Silas flees south and settles near the village of Ravenloe, only to have his life disrupted again when a local scoundrel, Dunsey Cass, steals his small fortune. It is only after becoming the guardian of an orphaned child that Silass luck begins to change as he is transformed from an embittered man into one capable of love and forgiveness, with the means for spiritual rebirth and redemption from his ruinous past.In Silas Marner George Eliot subtly critiques the impacts of industrialization, the role of the upper class and the function of organized religion. The work has been adapted many times, most notably by the BBC with Ben Kingsley portraying Silas Marner.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 13/04/2013

The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss near the village of St. Oggs, evidently in the 1820's, after the Napoleonic Wars but prior to the first Reform Bill (1832). The novel spans a period of 10-15 years, from Tom and Maggie's childhood up until their deaths in a flood on the Floss. The book is fictional autobiography in part, reflecting the disgrace that George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) herself had while in a lengthy relationship with a married man, George Henry Lewes. Maggie Tulliver holds the central role in the book, as both her relationship with her older brother Tom, and her romantic relationships with Philip Wakem, a hunchbacked, but sensitive and intellectual, friend, and with Stephen Guest, a vivacious young socialite in St. Oggs and fiance of Maggie's cousin Lucy Deane, constitute the most significant narrative threads.

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 13/04/2013

In this enduring Victorian classic written in 1876, two stories weave in and out of each other: The first is about Gwendolen, one of Eliot's finest creations, who grows from a self-centered young beauty to a thoughtful adult with an expanded vision of the world around her. The second is about Daniel Deronda, adopted son of an aristocratic Englishman who becomes fascinated with Jewish traditions when he meets an ailing Jewish philosopher named Mordecai and his sensitive sister, Mirah.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2013

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2013

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2013

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/04/2013

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

Immediately recognized as a significant literary work, Adam Bede has enjoyed a largely positive critical reputation since its publication. An anonymous review in The Athenaeum praised it as a "e;novel of the highest class,"e; and The Times called it "e;a first-rate novel."e; Contemporary reviewers, often influenced by nostalgia for the earlier period represented in Bede, enthusiastically praised Eliot's characterizations and realistic representations of rural life. Charles Dickens wrote:"e;The whole country life that the story is set in, is so real, and so droll and genuine, and yet so selected and polished by art, that I cannot praise it enough to you."e; In fact, in early criticism, the tragedy of infanticide has often been overlooked in favor of the peaceful idyllic world and familiar personalities Eliot recreated...

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2013

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2013

Level 5: Middlemarch MP3 for Pack

Level 5: Middlemarch MP3 for Pack

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2013

In Middlemarch, in the heart of England, Dorothea wants to change the world and Dr Lydgate hopes to make great scientific discoveries. But after disastrous marriages, they both lose control of their lives. Can they ever achieve their dreams? Middlemarch is generally considered to be one of the greatest novels in the English language.

Level 5: Middlemarch Book and MP3 Pack

Level 5: Middlemarch Book and MP3 Pack

Author: George Eliot Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 21/02/2013

In Middlemarch, in the heart of England, Dorothea wants to change the world and Dr Lydgate hopes to make great scientific discoveries. But after disastrous marriages, they both lose control of their lives. Can they ever achieve their dreams? Middlemarch is generally considered to be one of the greatest novels in the English language.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2013

Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by George Eliot. The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during the period 1830-32. It has multiple plots with a large cast of characters, and in addition to its distinct though interlocking narratives it pursues a number of underlying themes, including the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education. The pace is leisurely, the tone is mildly didactic (with an authorial voice that occasionally bursts through the narrative), and the canvas is very broad. Popular since its first publication, the novel remains a favourite with readers today. In January 2007, a book entitled The Top Ten (edited by J. Peder Zane) listed Middlemarch as number ten in its list The 10 Greatest Books of All Time, based on the ballots of 125 selected writers.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2013

The book examines the role of education in the lives of the characters and how such education and study has affected the characters. Rosamond Vincy's finishing school education is a foil to Dorothea Brooke's religiously-motivated quest for knowledge. Rosamond initially admires Lydgate for his exotic education, and his intellect. A similar dynamic is present in Dorothea and Casaubon's relationship, with Dorothea revering her new husband's intellect and eloquence. In both cases, however, the young wives' expectations of their husbands' intellects are not reflected in reality.

Felix Holt, the Radical (Illustrated Edition)

Felix Holt, the Radical (Illustrated Edition)

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2013

Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

In her third novel, reissued here in its first edition of 1861, George Eliot (1819-80) charts the life of the cataleptic, miserly weaver Silas Marner. Arriving in insular Raveloe after a wrongful expulsion from his Calvinist community in the north, Silas is a foreign and outcast figure, left alone to accumulate a useless fortune through his loom in the dawn of the new industrial age. His unhappy life is rendered unrecognisable when his fortune is stolen and he adopts a child. Eliot's first two novels, Adam Bede and Mill on the Floss, had dealt with tragedy and the injustices faced by fallen women. With its happy ending and suffusion of fairy-tale elements, Silas Marner marks a turning point in her career. Alongside this development, however, the novel continues to raise Eliot's characteristic questions about social inequalities, the effects of extreme religion, and the worth of human experience.

Romola

Romola

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/12/2012

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2012

The Penguin English Library Edition of Silas Marner by George Eliot God gave her to me because you turned your back upon her, and He looks upon her as mine: you've no right to her! Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house, Silas is given the chance to transform his life. His fate, and that of the little girl he adopts, is entwined with Godfrey Cass, son of the village Squire, who, like Silas, is trapped by his past. Silas Marner, George Eliot's favourite of her novels, combines humour, rich symbolism and pointed social criticism to create an unsentimental but affectionate portrait of rural life. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2012

New Title from the highly acclaimed series introducing children to the world's classic literature.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

The Penguin English Library Edition of Middlemarch by George Eliot 'She did not know then that it was Love who had come to her briefly as in a dream before awaking, with the hues of morning on his wings - that it was Love to whom she was sobbing her farewell as his image was banished by the blameless rigour of irresistible day' George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career; and the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past. As their stories interweave, George Eliot creates a richly nuanced and moving drama, hailed by Virginia Woolf as 'one of the few English novels written for adult people'. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2012

Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe

Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2012

Adam Bede

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Adam Bede ist das Erstlingswerk der beruhmten Autorin, die eigentlich Mary Ann Evans heit. Der Roman erzahlt das Leben verschiedener Familien im landlichen Hayslope und dreht sich hauptsachlich um eine Liebesbeziehung zwischen der schonen Hetty Sorrel, Captain Arthur Donnithorne, Adam Bede und Dinah Morris.

Mill on the Floss

Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2012

Mary Ann Evans, better known by her pen-name of George Eliot, wrote this novel in 1860. This was one of Evans' most autobiographical novels, with Maggie Tulliver based on herself, Tom Tulliver based on her own older brother, and Mr. Tulliver based on her father

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2012

A fantastic dramatic novel by English novelist, journalist and translator Mary Anne Evens, better known by her pen name of George Eliot. One of her most sophisticated and subtle treatments of her own attitude to religion, this is a prime example of her trademark realism style.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2012

Middlemarch is a 'realism' novel set in the fictional town of Middlemarch in the English Midlands. Written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Anne Evans) in the late 1860s/early 1870s, the novel tackles many of the political issues of the day, such as the Great Reform Bill and the death of King George IV.