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This panoramic work--considered the finest novel in English by many critics--offers a complex look at English provincial life at a crucial historical moment, and, at the same time, dramatizes and explores some of the most potent myths of Victorian literature. Taking place in the years leading up to the First Reform …

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Published in 1861, Silas Marner is the third book by George Eliot and a real masterpiece. Subtitled The Weaver of Raveloe, the story tells about the life of a linen weaver in a way that makes the book one of the best examples of realism. Set at the beginning of the 19th century in Northern England, the story of Silas …

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Drawing on George Eliot's own childhood experiences to craft an unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret, The Mill on the Floss is edited with an introduction and notes by A.S. Byatt, author of Possession, in Penguin Classics. Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom …

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Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, whose only delights are her baubles - and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand. Betrayed by their innocence, both Adam and …

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George Eliot has written plenty of novels, but only one that has actually been set in her contemporary Victorian era. Daniel Deronda is a complex, lengthy and quite fascinating tale about family and life's hardships, as well as love, loyalty, friendship and devotion, outlining the lives of Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen …

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Leopold Classic Library is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive collection. As part of our on-going commitment to delivering value to the reader, we have also provided you with a link to a website, where you may download a digital version of this work for free. Many of the books in our …

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Felix Holt, the Radical is a social novel written by George Eliot about political disputes in a small English town at the time of the First Reform Act of 1832. In January 1868, Eliot penned an article entitled "Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt". This came on the heels of the Second Reform Act of 1867 which …

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Scenes of Clerical Life is the title under which George Eliot's first published fictional work, a collection of three short stories, was released in book form, and the first of her works to be released under her famous pseudonym. The stories were first published in Blackwood's Magazine over the course of the year …