Eliot, George (Mary Ann Evans)

(1819–80)
   English novelist. Born in War-wickshire of a lower middle-class family, Mary Evans, writing under the male pseudonym George Eliot, is regarded as a precursor of Zionism. She was already an established novelist, after Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner, but her last book, Daniel Deronda (1876), is considered one of her finest. She had always taken an interest in Jews, had Jewish friends and had even tried to learn Hebrew. In this novel her hero discovers his Jewishness in his twenties and goes to Palestine ‘to found a new Jewish republic where there is equality of protection… then our race shall have an organic centre…’. George Eliot at-tacked anti- Semitism in an essay, ‘The Modern Hep-Hep’.

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  • Mary Ann Evans — George Eliot (* 22. November 1819 in Nuneaton, Grafschaft Warwickshire; † 22. Dezember 1880 in London) ist das Pseudonym der englischen Schriftstellerin Mary Ann Evans. George Eliot …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mary Ann Evans — noun British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819 1880) • Syn: ↑Eliot, ↑George Eliot • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • ELIOT, GEORGE° — ELIOT, GEORGE°, pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans (1819–1880), English novelist. A Christian, George Eliot was a friend of the talmudic scholar emanuel deutsch , and began to study Hebrew and to show an interest in Jewish matters at an early age.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Eliot,George — Eliot, George. Pen name of Mary Ann Evans. 1819 1880. British writer whose novels, all in the 19th century realist tradition, include Adam Bede (1859), Silas Marner (1861), and her masterpiece, Middlemarch (1871 1872). * * * …   Universalium

  • Eliot, George — orig. Mary Ann Evans later Marian Evans born Nov. 22, 1819, Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, Eng. died Dec. 22, 1880, London British novelist. Eliot was raised with a strong evangelical piety but broke with religious orthodoxy in her 20s. She worked …   Universalium

  • Eliot, George — ► (1819 80) Seudónimo de Mary Ann Evans, escritora británica. Su gran sensibilidad y vasta cultura se reflejan en su obra, de alto valor estético y humano. Autora de Mediados de marzo (1871 72). * * * orig. Mary Ann Evans post. Marian Evans (22… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ELIOT, GEORGE —    the nom de plume of Mary Ann Evans, distinguished English novelist, born at Arbury, in Warwickshire; was bred on evangelical lines, but by and by lost faith in supernatural Christianity; began her literary career by a translation of Strauss s… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Eliot, George — (1819 1880)    George Eliot, the pseudonym of Mary Ann or Marian Cross (formerly, Evans) said to be one of the greatest novelists in England s history was born in Warwickshire. Her father was overseer to Arbury Hall, the Newdigate family s seven… …   British and Irish poets

  • EVANS, MARY ANN —    the real name of GEORGE ELIOT (q.v. ELIOT, GEORGE) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Eliot, George —  Pen name of Mary Ann (later Marian) Evans (1819–1880), English author …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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