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The Works of George Eliot (12 Books)
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This collection has all of the following works: The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton Mr. Gilfil's Love Story Janet's Repentance Adam Bede The Lifted Veil The Mill on the Floss Silas... More > Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe Romola Brother Jacob Felix Holt the Radical Middlemarch: a study of provincial life Daniel Deronda< Less
George Eliot, antología
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George Eliot es el seudónimo que empleó la escritora británica Mary Anne Evans (Arbury Farm, Astley 1819 - Londres, 1880). Es autora de las novelas Silas Marner, Escenas de la... More > vida clerical, así como El velo alzado y El hermano Jacob. Las dos más extensas son consideradas por la crítica las mejores: Middlemarch y El molino del Floss. En este libro: Silas Marner: el tejedor de Raveloe El molino del Floss. Middlemarch, Un estudio de la vida de Provincias. El velo descubierto. El hermano Jacob.< Less
George Eliot: Her Words
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This book is a collection of fundamental quotes and aphorisms of George Eliot. It grants her reflections on subjects ranging from Women and Love to Art: “It is never too late to be what you... More > might have been.” “The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.” “Every man who is not a monster, a mathematician, or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other.” “Adventure is not outside man; it is within.” “I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.” “A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.” “The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.” “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.”< Less
The Essays of "George Eliot"
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The Essays of "George Eliot" by George Eliot.Please visit our Spotlight at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/challengemyreading for more books.
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Mary Ann (Marian) Evans, 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,... More > are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. 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.< Less
The Lifted Veil
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In this short novella, Eliot explores the fantastical subject of other-worlds and psychic ability in the form of Latimer, who is convinced he has special powers of perception.
The Mill on the Floss
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"The Mill on the Floss" is based partially on Eliot's own experiences with her family and her brother Isaac, who was three years older than Eliot. Eliot's father, like Mr. Tulliver in the... More > novel, was a businessman who had married a woman from a higher social class, whose sisters were rich, ultra-respectable, and self-satisfied; these maternal aunts provided the character models for the aunts in the novel. Like Maggie Tulliver, the protaginist, Eliot was disorderly and energetic and did not fit traditional models of feminine beauty or behavior, causing her family a great deal of consternation. Recalling her own experiences as a girl, George Eliot describes Maggie's turbulent childhood with a sympathetic engagement that makes the early chapters of The Mill on the Floss among the most immediately attractive she ever wrote. As Maggie Tulliver approaches adulthood, her spirited temperament brings her into conflict with her family, her community, and her much-loved brother Tom.< Less
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"Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe" is a dramatic novel by George Eliot, her most sophisticated treatments of her attitude to religion. Silas Marner is a member of a small Calvinist... More > congregation in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England. He is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds and is cast out of Lantern Yard by his treacherous friend William. Marner heads south to the Midlands and settles near the village of Raveloe, where he lives as a recluse, existing only for work and the gold he has hoarded from his earnings. He accumulates a small fortune only to have it stolen. Despite these misfortunes, he finds his faith and virtue restored.< Less
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Making masterful use of a counterpointed plot, Eliot presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832. The main characters, Dorothea Brooke... More > and Tertius Lydgate, each long for exceptional lives but are powerfully constrained by their own unrealistic expectations as well as conservative society. The novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits.< Less
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"Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has... More > not smiled with some gentleness at the thought of the little girl walking forth one morning hand-in-hand with her still smaller brother, to go and seek martyrdom in the country of the Moors? Out they toddled from rugged Avila, wide-eyed and helpless-looking as two fawns, but with human hearts, already beating to a national idea; until domestic reality met them in the shape of uncles, and turned them back from their great resolve. That child-pilgrimage was a fit beginning. Theresa's passionate, ideal nature demanded an epic life: what were many-volumed romances of chivalry and the social conquests of a brilliant girl to her? Her flame quickly burned up that light fuel..."< Less
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