English Test 4 George Eliot bg
Terms in this set (12)
Where/when was she born
Warwickshire, England in 1819
When did she die?
What was her real name?
Mary Ann Evans
Why did her father invest in her education?
because she was not physically attractive, and had less of a chance of future marriage
Why did she adopt her pen name?
to avoid the prejudice against women authors at the time
Where did she spend most of her childhood?
When did she return home?
at age 16 when her mother died
Who did she care for?
her father until he died when she was 30
Where did she move? What happened there?
moved to London and became the assistant editor of the westminster review, a leftwing journal, in 1851
Began a relationship with who?
George Henry Lewes, a married man, in 1854. They lived together for twenty years.
Her first novel?
Adam Bede, was published in 1859. Queen Victoria was an avid reader of Eliot's novels.
Her most famous novels?
Silas Marner and Middlemarch