Biography: George Eliot was the pen name of English Victorian novelist Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880). Using a male pseudonym preserved her privacy and ensured that her work was taken seriously. Her earliest education religious, from Anglican and Baptist teachers, though she later turned her back on organized religion, including its strictures on marriage. She lived and traveled with George Henry Lewes, who had an open marriage. In 1959 she released her first novel, Adam Bede, to immense popularity; her true identity was made public soon after. She is known today for works like Middlemarch and Silas Marner.

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  1. Middlemarch
    Middlemarch
    by George Eliot

    Rating: 2.7/5 (62 votes cast)

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    Young, intelligent Dorothea marries a boring, middle-aged scholar and is trapped in the marriage until her husband's death. Across town an idealistic young doctor is caught in a marriage with a sweet, but superficial, wife. A handsome artist brings love into the lives of these two couples...

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romance

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  2. Daniel Deronda
    Daniel Deronda
    by George Eliot

    Rating: 2.6/5 (187 votes cast)

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    It is late in the summer of 1865 when Daniel Deronda meets Gwendolen Harleth. She is beautiful, but also stubborn and reckless. Having gambled her money away, Gwendolen pawns a priceless necklace, but Daniel redeems it for her and opens the adventure-filled path to her heart.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  3. Adam Bede
    Adam Bede
    by George Eliot

    Rating: 2.3/5 (171 votes cast)

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    A pure-hearted English carpenter, Adam Bede is an unlikely match for the vain and selfish Hetty Sorrel. He pursues her anyway, even as she is seduced by haughty Lord Arthur. Things change when Adam meets minister Dinah Morris and finds a moral and intellectual equal like he has never known.

    Category: Historical Romance

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