George Eliot: Biography
The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library offers this portrait of George Eliot that focuses on her family life, friends and relationships, but also describes her influences, education, and the progression of her writing career.
George Eliot: Good Without God
This review of Kathryn Hughes's book George Eliot: The Last Victorian, was written (by Alan Jacobs, a professor of English at Wheaton College) for First Things, a 'journal of religion and public life.' It examines George Eliot as a Christian and moral writer beginning with Eliot's rejection of traditional faith and including an account of the subsequent 'Holy War instigated between her and her father. Examples of Eliot's writing further articulate her spirituality and moral beliefs.
George Eliot, by Leslie Stephen (1902)
Published in 1902, Sir Leslie Stephen's critical biography of George Eliot, offered a Victorian impression of Eliot's life and contributed to the establishment of her reputation as a writer. Individual chapters are devoted to each of Eliot's major works (Chapter 13 focuses on Daniel Deronda). Made available by the University of Toronto English Library,
George Eliot, by Virginia Woolf
In this acclaimed essay by Virginia Woolf, first published in The Times Literary Supplement in 1919, a more intimate side of George Eliot and her creative process is explored. Woolf's analysis of Eliot's writing provides insight into Eliot's personal struggles and includes excerpts describing the impression she had on contemporaries, as well as the tragic story of the Eliot heroine. From A Celebration of Women Writers and the Online Books Page at the University of Pennsylvania.
George Eliot: The Writer
Part of Pegasos, a literature resource site from Finland, this biography of George Eliot concentrates on her profession as a writer and the progression of her prominence in the literary world. Weaving a partial chronology of her writing into her life history, the site quotes some of her works and includes Eliot's remarks on the reception, in England, of Daniel Deronda.
George Eliot's Novels, Short Stories and Poems
From Princeton University, this text archive offers a chronological list (by date of publication) of George Eliot's novels, short stories and poems. Links to etexts of selected works are also available.
Daniel Deronda: The Political And Social Novel
A brief but well developed review of Daniel Deronda, from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, (1907-21), Volume XIII, The Victorian Age, Part One.
Victorian Era Sites
The Victorian Web
This Brown University site created in 1985 by Professor George P. Landow, is a Web-based resource for all the English literature courses at Brown that tap the Victorian period. Its content addresses the social, literary and economic tenor of the times. It is searchable, and includes both a bibliography and a list of additional Web resources.
The George Eliot page of the Victorian Web offers an Eliot biography, a list of her works and overview essays, related links and a bibliography. Numerous essays relevant to the period and her writing are also available on subjects such as political and social history, religion, science and visual arts.
Professor Matsuoka has compiled extensive resources about 19th century english literature. In addition to comprehensive individual Web sites on writers such as Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, and the Brontë Sisters, the site offers a variety of 'Victorian era' internet resources, and 19th-century British authors, as well as a survey of British, Irish and American authors throughout history. For those interested in the study of English, the site also features a collection of links to English Department homepages throughout the world, and much more, including travel resources for London and Manchester. A must-click for any literature enthusiast.
Though this page primarily presents information about The George Eliot Fellowship of Japan, there are links to other Eliot sites and mailing lists, and to etexts including Daniel Deronda. In addition, the page offers a useful chronology showing the significant events of Eliot's life.
The Victoria Research Web is a scholarly collection of resources, dedicated to the study of 19th-century Britain, particularly the Victorian period. Designed to assist researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations, the site offers discussion boards, bibliographies, submission information, as well as information about travel to London. Created and maintained by Patrick Leary, a doctoral student of history at Indiana University.
About George Eliot
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. New York, NY: Allen Lane/The Penguin Press, 1996.
Byatt, A. S. and Sodré Ignês. Imagining Characters : Conversations about Women Writers : Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Willa Cather, Iris Murdoch, and Toni Morrison. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1997.
Harris, Margaret and Johnston, Judith, eds. The Journals of George Eliot. Cambridge, U.K; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Hodgson, Peter C. The Mystery Beneath the Real : Theology in the Fiction of George Eliot. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2000.
Hughes, Kathryn. George Eliot: The Last Victorian. New York, NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999.
Irwin, Jane, ed. George Eliot's Daniel Deronda Notebooks. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Karl, Frederick R. George Eliot, Voice of a Century: A Biography. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1995.
Levine, George, ed. The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Rignall, John, ed. Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot. Oxford, U.K; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Works by George Eliot
Scenes of Clerical Life (1857)
Adam Bede (1859)
The Lifted Veil (1859)
The Mill on the Floss (1860)
Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe (1861)
Brother Jacob (1864)
Felix Holt, The Radical (1866)
The Spanish Gypsy (1868)
Daniel Deronda (1876)
Agatha (1869) - Later included in The Legend of Jubal and Other Poems (1874)
Brother and Sister (1869)
How Lisa Loved the King (1869)
The Legend of Jubal (1870)
A Minor Prophet (1874)
A College Breakfast Party (1878) - Reprinted in The Legend of Jubal and Other Poems 2nd edition (1879)
The Death of Moses (1879)
Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879)
Early Essays (1919) - Dating from the period of about 1846. Three essays only included in the Dictionary
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