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George Eliot (1819–1880)

Autore di Middlemarch

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George Eliot was born Mary Ann Evans on a Warwickshire farm in England, where she spent almost all of her early life. She received a modest local education and was particularly influenced by one of her teachers, an extremely religious woman whom the novelist would later use as a model for various mostra altro characters. Eliot read extensively, and was particularly drawn to the romantic poets and German literature. In 1849, after the death of her father, she went to London and became assistant editor of the Westminster Review, a radical magazine. She soon began publishing sketches of country life in London magazines. At about his time Eliot began her lifelong relationship with George Henry Lewes. A married man, Lewes could not marry Eliot, but they lived together until Lewes's death. Eliot's sketches were well received, and soon after she followed with her first novel, Adam Bede (1859). She took the pen name "George Eliot" because she believed the public would take a male author more seriously. Like all of Eliot's best work, The Mill on the Floss (1860), is based in large part on her own life and her relationship with her brother. In it she begins to explore male-female relations and the way people's personalities determine their relationships with others. She returns to this theme in Silas Mariner (1861), in which she examines the changes brought about in life and personality of a miser through the love of a little girl. In 1863, Eliot published Romola. Set against the political intrigue of Florence, Italy, of the 1490's, the book chronicles the spiritual journey of a passionate young woman. Eliot's greatest achievement is almost certainly Middlemarch (1871). Here she paints her most detailed picture of English country life, and explores most deeply the frustrations of an intelligent woman with no outlet for her aspirations. This novel is now regarded as one of the major works of the Victorian era and one of the greatest works of fiction in English. Eliot's last work was Daniel Deronda. In that work, Daniel, the adopted son of an aristocratic Englishman, gradually becomes interested in Jewish culture and then discovers his own Jewish heritage. He eventually goes to live in Palestine. Because of the way in which she explored character and extended the range of subject matter to include simple country life, Eliot is now considered to be a major figure in the development of the novel. She is buried in Highgate Cemetery, North London, England, next to her common-law husband, George Henry Lewes. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di George Eliot

Middlemarch (1871) 17,707 copie
Il mulino sulla Floss (1860) 8,700 copie
Adam Bede (1859) 4,208 copie
Daniel Deronda (1876) 3,746 copie
Romola (1862) 1,451 copie
Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) 1,048 copie
Scenes of Clerical Life (1858) 870 copie
Silas Marner and Two Short Stories (1973) — Autore — 297 copie
Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings (1990) — Traduttore — 144 copie
Brother Jacob (1878) 142 copie
Middlemarch (1/2) (1893) 115 copie
Middlemarch (2/2) (1872) 74 copie
Collected poems (1989) 66 copie
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Collaboratore — 58 copie
Amos Barton (1857) 49 copie
Mr Gilfil's Love Story (1857) 31 copie
Janet's Repentance (2007) 27 copie
The Spanish Gypsy (2008) 26 copie
Romola / Theophrastus Such (1889) — Autore — 21 copie
Adam Bede, Volume 2 of 2 (1999) 20 copie
Romola (1/2) (1892) — Autore — 20 copie
Adam Bede, Volume 1 of 2 (1900) 17 copie
How Lisa Loved the King (2010) 17 copie
Romola (2/2) (1887) — Autore — 16 copie
Il mulino sulla Floss volume 1 (1900) — Autore — 15 copie
Il mulino sulla Floss volume 2 (1892) — Autore — 14 copie
The Works of George Eliot (2010) 13 copie
Middlemarch (3/3) (2009) — Autore — 13 copie
Scenes of Clerical Life (1/2) (2015) — Autore — 12 copie
The George Eliot Letters (1954) 10 copie
Works of George Eliot (1900) 9 copie
Miscellaneous Essays (1901) 9 copie
Romola / Silas Marner — Autore — 9 copie
Romola (3/3) 9 copie
Romola (1/3) 9 copie
Felix Holt / Theophrastus Such (1885) — Autore — 9 copie
Romola (2/3) 8 copie
Essays of George Eliot (1963) 8 copie
Tom and Maggie Tulliver (1909) 8 copie
Scenes of Clerical Life (2/2) — Autore — 8 copie
Middlemarch (2/3) (2009) — Autore — 7 copie
Middlemarch (1/3) (2004) — Autore — 7 copie
Adam Bede / The Mill on the Floss / Romola (1893) — Autore — 7 copie
Silas Marner / Middlemarch (1964) — Autore — 6 copie
Eliot's works 5 copie
Silas Marner / Brother Jacob (1970) — Autore — 5 copie
Silas Marner (2/2) (2003) 5 copie
Silas Marner (1/2) (2003) 4 copie
Edward Neville (1995) 4 copie
El molino 3 copie
The Mill on the Floss / Romola — Autore — 3 copie
George Eliot's Works (1887) 3 copie
Middlemarch (Advanced) (1981) 3 copie
Felix Holt; Poems (1900) 3 copie
The Best of George Eliot (2016) 2 copie
Works 2 copie
Two Lovers (1909) 2 copie
Middlemarch 1 copia
Middlemarch 1 copia
MIDDLEMARCH (1987) 1 copia
Armgart 1 copia
Pendennis Siles Marner (1910) 1 copia
Six Pack 1 copia
Silas Marner (2023) 1 copia
Silas Marner 1 copia
Golden Grain 1 copia
Early essays (1977) 1 copia
Biographie 1 copia
Famous Women 1 copia
Romola - Vols 1 & 2 (1900) 1 copia
Romola , Vol 1 (1900) 1 copia
The Life of Jesus (2010) 1 copia
Zu Gast in Weimar (2019) 1 copia

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Adam Bede: A Play — Autore — 1 copia

Etichette

Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Evans, Mary Ann
Altri nomi
Evans, Marian
Cross, Mary Anne
Data di nascita
1819
Data di morte
1880
Luogo di sepoltura
Highgate, Londen
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
Verenigd Koninkrijk
Nazione (per mappa)
England, UK
Luogo di nascita
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK
Luogo di morte
London, England, UK
Causa della morte
throat infection
Luogo di residenza
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Istruzione
Mrs. Wallington's School (Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK)
Attività lavorative
novelist
editor
Relazioni
Lewes, George Henry (husband)
Cross, J. W. (husband)
Hennell, Sara (friend)
Spencer, Herbert (friend)
Evans, Gwyn (great-nephew)
Breve biografia
Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively Mary Anne or Marian, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She wrote seven novels, Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–63), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of which are set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.

Although female authors were published under their own names during her lifetime, she wanted to escape the stereotype of women's writing being limited to lighthearted romances. She also wanted to have her fiction judged separately from her already extensive and widely known work as an editor and critic. Another factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny, thus avoiding the scandal that would have arisen because of her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes.

Middlemarch has been described by the novelists Martin Amis[3] and Julian Barnes as the greatest novel in the English language. Published under the name J. T. Colgan.

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Group Read: Middlemarch, Second Thread in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Ottobre 2018)
Middlemarch: The Chatty Bits (Spoilers Go Here) in The Green Dragon (Marzo 2015)
Group Read, September 2014: The Mill on the Floss in 1001 Books to read before you die (Settembre 2014)
Middlemarch Group Read 2014 in 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Agosto 2014)
Middlemarch group read in 2014 Category Challenge (Aprile 2014)
Daniel Deronda in Geeks who love the Classics (Aprile 2013)
Group Read: Middlemarch, Third Thread in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Febbraio 2011)
Group Read: Middlemarch in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Novembre 2010)
***Group Read: Middlemarch Books 7-8 in 1001 Books to read before you die (Settembre 2010)
***Group Read: Middlemarch Books 5-6 in 1001 Books to read before you die (Agosto 2010)
***Group Read: Middlemarch Books 3-4 in 1001 Books to read before you die (Agosto 2010)
***Group Read: Middlemarch Prelude & Books 1-2 in 1001 Books to read before you die (Agosto 2010)
Middlemarch in Victoriana (Dicembre 2009)
Middlemarch: Book I in Group Reads - Literature (Mag 2008)
Middlemarch (Spoilers Here) in Connecticut Nutmeggers (Marzo 2008)
Middlemarch (SPOILER FREE) in Connecticut Nutmeggers (Agosto 2007)

Recensioni

Avevo già visto un film e letto un libro, entrambi in versioni 'moderne', ispirati a questo romanzo, per cui ero curiosa di leggerlo.

Un po' troppo didascalico, anche il relazione ai libri dell'epoca, con personaggi utili solo al loro 'scopo narrativo' e oltre a quello per nulla approfonditi (anche Silas stesso). Essendo breve, si è fatto leggere, ma non so se lo consigliere a chi non sia proprio appassionati di questo tipo di letteratura.
 
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JaqJaq | 152 altre recensioni | Jan 7, 2022 |
I classici anglosassoni hanno l'inquietante capacità di risucchiarmi nei loro bucolici mondi dalle 500 pagine in su, senza che io possa fare niente per difendermi.

Dorotea avrà una vita felice con il vecchio professore? Ma che tristezza è pensare che una ragazza intelligente e desiderosa di sapere doveva sposarsi per poter ambire a una vera istruzione? Riuscirà il giovane dottorino a farsi strada cone le sue idee così moderne sulla professione medica? Perché nessuno lancia Rosamund dalla finestra? Mary farà la governante tutta la vita?

I personaggi sono giovani, ambiziosi, hanno tutta la vita davanti a se, e l'autrice è molto brava a dipingere le loro difficoltà, i loro successi e fallimenti, perché la vita è amara e non sempre le aspettative vengono soddisfatte, anzi, a volte la sfortuna si nasconde in insignificanti coincidenze che possono distruggerci a nostra insaputa.

Come molti romanzi d'epoca, Middlemarch è lento, ponderoso, e a volte il narratore onniescente potrebbe astenersi dal sottolineare l'ovvio o non lasciarsi andare al predicozzo, ma i personaggi mi hanno lo stesso trascinata in questo mondo senza che ne accorgessi.

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