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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) 17,960 copie, 330 recensioni
Silas Marner : il tessitore di Raveloe (1861) 11,495 copie, 151 recensioni
Il mulino sulla Floss (1860) 8,801 copie, 119 recensioni
Adam Bede (1859) 4,393 copie, 71 recensioni
Daniel Deronda (1876) 3,785 copie, 50 recensioni
Romola (1862) 1,471 copie, 19 recensioni
Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) 1,059 copie, 8 recensioni
Scenes of Clerical Life (1858) 880 copie, 18 recensioni
The Lifted Veil [short fiction] (1859) 675 copie, 27 recensioni
Middlemarch [Norton Critical Edition] (1977) 625 copie, 3 recensioni
Silas Marner and Two Short Stories (1973) — Autore — 305 copie, 4 recensioni
The Lifted Veil / Brother Jacob (1999) 264 copie, 4 recensioni
The Mill on the Floss [Norton Critical Editions] (1993) 168 copie, 1 recensione
Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings (1990) — Traduttore — 145 copie, 1 recensione
Brother Jacob (1878) 143 copie, 1 recensione
Middlemarch (1/2) (1900) 116 copie, 2 recensioni
Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879) 93 copie, 3 recensioni
Middlemarch (2/2) (1872) 74 copie
Collected poems (1989) 66 copie, 1 recensione
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Collaboratore — 61 copie
Amos Barton (1857) 49 copie, 4 recensioni
Silas Marner [Penguin Readers] (1965) 35 copie, 2 recensioni
Mr Gilfil's Love Story (1857) 31 copie
Janet's Repentance (2007) 28 copie, 2 recensioni
The Spanish Gypsy (2008) 26 copie
The Essays of "George Eliot": Complete (2007) 25 copie, 1 recensione
Adam Bede, Volume 2 of 2 (1999) 22 copie
Romola (1/2) (1892) — Autore — 21 copie
Romola / Theophrastus Such (1889) — Autore — 21 copie
Adam Bede, Volume 1 of 2 (1900) 19 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
Middlemarch (3/3) (2009) — Autore — 13 copie
The Works of George Eliot (2010) 13 copie, 1 recensione
Scenes of Clerical Life (1/2) (2015) — Autore — 12 copie, 1 recensione
The George Eliot Letters (1954) 10 copie
Felix Holt / Theophrastus Such (1885) — Autore — 9 copie
Works of George Eliot (1900) 9 copie
Miscellaneous Essays (1901) 9 copie
Romola (3/3) 9 copie
Romola / Silas Marner — Autore — 9 copie
Romola (1/3) 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
Silas Marner / Brother Jacob (1970) — Autore — 5 copie
Middlemarch: Upper Level (Macmillan Readers) (2008) 5 copie, 1 recensione
Eliot's works 5 copie
Silas Marner (2/2) (2003) 5 copie
Silas Marner (1/2) (2003) 4 copie
Edward Neville (1995) 4 copie
Middlemarch (BBC Radio Collection) 4 copie, 4 recensioni
Felix Holt; Poems (1900) 3 copie
The Mill on the Floss / Romola — Autore — 3 copie
El molino 3 copie
George Eliot's Works (1887) 3 copie
Middlemarch (Advanced) (2004) 3 copie
Middlemarch / Adam Bede / Silas Marner (1995) 3 copie, 1 recensione
The Best of George Eliot (2016) 2 copie
Two Lovers (1909) 2 copie
Works 2 copie
Pendennis Siles Marner (1910) 1 copia
MIDDLEMARCH (1987) 1 copia
Armgart 1 copia
Daniel Deronda, Eliot's works 1 copia, 1 recensione
Silas Marner 1 copia
Ensayos 1 copia
Six Pack 1 copia
Four Quartets 1 copia
Early essays (1977) 1 copia
Biographie 1 copia
Famous Women 1 copia
The Life of Jesus (2010) 1 copia
Romola , Vol 1 (1900) 1 copia
Romola - Vols 1 & 2 (1900) 1 copia
Golden Grain 1 copia, 1 recensione
Zu Gast in Weimar (2019) 1 copia

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The Life of Jesus Critically Examined (1972) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni; Traduttore, alcune edizioni118 copie
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Collaboratore — 115 copie, 1 recensione
The Lifted Veil: Women's 19th Century Stories (2005) — Collaboratore — 114 copie
Great English Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2005) — Collaboratore — 39 copie
Silas Marner (Radio Theatre) (2001) — Original novel — 38 copie
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Collaboratore — 36 copie
Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (1998) — Collaboratore — 24 copie
Women on Nature (2021) — Collaboratore — 23 copie
Nineteenth-Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Collaboratore — 23 copie
Silas Marner [1985 film] (2007) — Original novel — 22 copie, 1 recensione
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Collaboratore — 19 copie, 1 recensione
Ghosts and Marvels (1924) — Collaboratore — 17 copie
Silas Marner | The Pearl (1959) 14 copie
Wings Over the World (1942) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
The Banned Books Compendium: 32 Classic Forbidden Books — Collaboratore — 10 copie, 7 recensioni
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
The Word Lives On: A Treasury of Spiritual Fiction (1951) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
A Reader for Writers — Collaboratore — 2 copie
A Book of Narratives (1917) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Maestros Ingleses, Tomo III (1962) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Klassisia kauhukertomuksia (2021) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Adam Bede: A Play — Autore — 1 copia


Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Evans, Mary Ann
Altri nomi
Evans, Marian
Cross, Mary Anne
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Highgate, Londen
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
Mrs. Wallington's School (Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK)
Attività lavorative
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.



George Eliot and George Henry Lewes in Legacy Libraries (Marzo 2022)
March 2021: George Eliot in Monthly Author Reads (Febbraio 2022)
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)


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.
JaqJaq | 150 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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