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George Eliot Library (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Overview

A collection of acclaimed novels and short stories by a major woman author whose every work was a radical study of human personalities and crises:


Middlemarch This realistic novel about an intellectual, idealistic woman has won recognition as one of the 10 Greatest Books of All-Time.
Daniel Deronda George Eliot's last completed novel is also her most ambitious work. Its story about conflicts of loves and ...

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Overview

A collection of acclaimed novels and short stories by a major woman author whose every work was a radical study of human personalities and crises:


Middlemarch This realistic novel about an intellectual, idealistic woman has won recognition as one of the 10 Greatest Books of All-Time.
Daniel Deronda George Eliot's last completed novel is also her most ambitious work. Its story about conflicts of loves and spiritual quests made it controversial from almost the first day of its publication.
Silas Marner and Two Short Stories The return to grace of a wrongly convicted, exiled weaver is at the center of Eliot's memorable Silas Marner. In addition to the novel, this handsome contains two shorter works: "The Lifted Veil," a dark Gothic fantasy about a youthful clairvoyant and "Brother Jacob," a deliciously satirical fable about a confectioner's apprentice."

The Barnes & Noble Classics series offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics series:
• New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
• Biographies of the authors
• Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
• Footnotes and endnotes
• Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
• Comments by other famous authors
• Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
• Bibliographies for further reading
• Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594163794
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 12/17/2010
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Classics Series
  • Sales rank: 362,874
  • Product dimensions: 10.40 (w) x 13.00 (h) x 4.90 (d)

Meet the Author

The female author known as "George Eliot" (1819-1878) was born as Mary Ann Evans in Warwickshire, England. From an early age, this youngest of five siblings proved to be exceptionally precocious and religious, though she received little formal education. By the age of 12, she was teaching Sunday school to local farm children. After her mother's 1839 death, she worked as her father's assistant in his land agency business. When he died ten years later, she moved to London, becoming a writer and editor for the prestigious Westminster Review. While there, she met George Henry Lewis, a gifted writer, intellectual, and actor. Technically, he was married, but only the restrictions of Victorian law had prevented him from divorcing the woman from whom he had become permanently separated. He and Evans became live-in lovers and Evans took his name, both audacious acts for people in society. Lewes encouraged Evans to pursue her dream of writing fiction. When she did in 1867, she took the pen name "George Eliot"; the first name to honor her lover, the surname because she liked its sound. After a collection of stories and sketches, she began her career as a novelist with Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1863 ), Felix Holt the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871-1872), and Daniel Deronda (1876). After the death of Lewes in 1878, Eliot married again, but she survived her beloved companion by only two years.
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