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"There are many victories worse than a defeat." -- George Eliot
Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 — 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871—72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight.
Total Books: 1741
She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works were taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years.