Definition of George Eliot from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


George Eliot

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(1819-80) the man's name that the English author Mary Ann Evans used on her books. Her works include Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda (1876). Her books give a remarkable picture of Victorian social and domestic life. She was unusual for her time in living for many years with a man, George Henry Lewes, without getting married. He died in 1878 and shortly before her own death she married a man 20 years younger than her.