George Eliot Biography

Author, Journalist (1819–1880)
Victorian novelist George Eliot wrote books exploring human psychology such as The Mill on the Floss. Her work was noted for its realism.


Novelist George Eliot, a pen name for Mary Ann Evans, was born on November 22, 1819. She was a subeditor for The Westminster Review for three years. In 1851, she met the philosopher George Henry Lewes. Lewes was already married, but she spent the next 20 years of her life with him. She wrote several novels that explored aspects of human psychology, including The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner. She died in 1880.

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