George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, a walking, breathing lesson in the power of having a single-minded will. Sure, other women were publishing under their own names by the time she wrote what some have called the greatest English novel, Middlemarch. But, ever a realist, she didn’t want her gender to get in the way of being taken seriously. She'd also been living with a married man for 20 years & didn’t want more trouble...

Five Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway

Mary Ann Evans November 1819 – 22 December alternatively "Mary Anne" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.

You may not believe me when I tell you that the only reason I ask you to click on a link is because I know the information you find will make your life a little less difficult

This George Eliot quote neatly summarizes my current job. In reality, it is a tough row to hoe!

George Eliot quote -- "Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive Autumns."

Delicious Autumn: "My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive Autumns.

"And of course men know best about everything, except what women know better." - George Eliot, Middlemarch. | Fifty Shades of Grey | In Theaters Valentine's Day

In December MIDDLEMARCH was voted the best British novel of all time. (George Eliot Middlemarch literary quote by JenniferDareDesigns)

rest in sorrow; yes on occasion, but not for long or its annoying. minister eachother in all pain..or watch it and pretend its a bear and poke it as hard as you can with whatever object you find with a point? interestingly enough the reason matters. what i am sad about is what will determine my amount of sympathy, even the length of time sympathy will be given. to be one with eachother in silent unspeakable memores at moment of last goodbye; yes.

The 25 Most Romantic Love Quotes You Will Ever Read. - Page 3 of 25

Les Poissons Print Large Size by lisacongdon on Etsy

this wonderful George Eliot quote was on Etsy: Hold up your head. You were not made for failure. You were made for victory. Go forward with joyful confidence!

Fall Free Printable | George Eliot Quote | On Sutton Place

Pieces of Autumn 2012

George Eliot, Scenes of Clerical Life, London: Macmillan, 1906. Illustrations and cover by Hugh Thomson.

George Eliot, Scenes of Clerical Life, London: Macmillan, Illustrations and cover by Hugh Thomson.

George Eliot: "It is never too late to be who you might have been." #inspirationalquotes

George Eliot: "It is never too late to be who you might have been." #inspirationalquotes

Chalkboard print Inspirational Motivational Print  George Eliot Quote  Encouraging by LilyandVal, $24.00

Chalkboard print Inspirational Motivational Print George Eliot Quote Encouraging by LilyandVal,

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