George Eliot

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Getting over a breakup? Critics pick music, books, games and more to help
Heartbreak is the ailment, could culture be the cure? Our critics’ suggestions to help ease your pain – or channel your angst

Jenessa Williams, Justine Jordan, Keza MacDonald, Peter Bradshaw and Jonathan Jones

11, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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English lessons from George Eliot | Brief letters
Brief letters: Football solidarity | An apology to German friends | Southern vowels | Middlemarch | School knickers

Letters

30, Jun, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Top 10 most dislikable characters in fiction
From Tom Wolfe’s ‘master of the universe’ to George Eliot’s vengeful pedant, these are some of the hardest characters in literature to love

Louise Candlish

30, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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‘George Eliot’ joins 24 female authors making debuts under their real names
The Reclaim Her Name project, marking 25 years of the Women’s prize for fiction, will introduce titles including Middlemarch by Mary Ann Evans

Alison Flood

12, Aug, 2020 @4:19 PM

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Sally Rooney: 'I want the next thing I do to be the best thing I’ve ever done'
The Normal People author on the joy of Jeeves and the influence of JD Salinger’s Franny and Zooey

Sally Rooney

17, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Parallel Lives by Phyllis Rose review – what makes a good marriage?
George Eliot’s unwedded bliss, John Stuart Mill’s menage à trois, Charles Dickens’s adultery … a classic study of five couples is remodelled for our times

Helen Charman

09, Apr, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Phyllis Rose: ‘Power still resides in marriage’
The US author on her reissued classic about Victorian literary couples, the danger of ‘cancelling’ writers, and why gossip is underrated

Rachel Cooke

14, Mar, 2020 @6:00 PM

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In Love With George Eliot by Kathy O’Shaughnessy review – an ardent homage
What really happened on George Eliot’s honeymoon? The novelist enters where biographers fear to tread

John Mullan

21, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Genius and Ink by Virginia Woolf review – essays on ‘how to read’
How did the young critic Virginia Woolf become the famous novelist? This book provides an answer

Aida Edemariam

21, Dec, 2019 @7:30 AM

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George Eliot translation of Spinoza sheds new light on her fiction
Novelist’s work on the philosopher’s landmark Ethics helped develop her astute grasp of human emotion

Alison Flood and Lindesay Irvine

22, Nov, 2019 @4:08 PM

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The Guardian view on George Eliot: a novelist for now | Editorial
Editorial: It is 200 years since the birth of George Eliot, and her artistic virtues – humanity, honesty, seriousness – are more necessary than ever

Editorial

21, Nov, 2019 @6:25 PM

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