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author: George Eliot

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10-19 years




0.392 Kg



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6.25*9 inches



About Author

George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans, one of the leading English novelists of the 19th century. She was born on November 22, 1819, at South Farm, Arbury Hall in Warwickshire. She was the youngest of five children. Mary Anne was afforded the privileges of a private education. She enjoyed books and learning from a young age. When her mother died in 1836, Eliot left school to help run her father's household. Her father continued to indulge her love of learning, purchasing books for her and helping her to learn German and Italian. In 1841, she moved with her father to Coventry and lived with him until his death in 1849. Eliot then travelled in Europe, eventually settling in London.

In 1850, Eliot began contributing to the Westminster Review, a leading journal for philosophical radicals, and later became its editor. She was now at the centre of a literary circle through which she met George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived until his death in 1878.

Lewes encouraged Eliot to write. In 1856, she began Scenes of Clerical Life, stories about the people of her native Warwickshire, which were published in Blackwood's Magazine. Her first novel, Adam Bede, followed in 1859 and was a great success. She used a male pen name to ensure her works were taken seriously in an era when female authors were usually associated with romantic novels.

Her other novels include The Mill on the Floss (1860), Romola (1863), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1872) and Daniel Deronda (1876).

About the Series

Silas Marner - 2014 (unabridged school edition) by George Eliot. The CBSE has prescribed this novel as Long Reading Text under the Reading Project, for class XII.

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  • Solved questions
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