George Eliot Quotes (593 quotes)
Daniel Deronda (1876)
“A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.”
Scenes of Clerical Life (1857)
“All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.”
The Mill on the Floss (2013 edition), Interactive Media - ISBN: 9781909676008
Romola (1863), Book III, Chapter XVII.
“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.”
Felix Holt, the Radical (1866).
“And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.”
George Eliot's works (1894 edition)
“Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”
The Complete Novels of George Eliot V.1, Kiddy Monster Publication - ISBN: 9789879991015
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Picture Source: WikipediaGeorge Eliot
Born: November 22, 1819
Died: December 22, 1880 (aged 61)
Occupation: Author, novelist
Bio: Mary Anne Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda, most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight.
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