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It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot, English author, born on this day, as Mary Anne (Marian) Evans, 22 November 1819.

George Eliot was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She was the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.

She used a male pen name to ensure her works would be 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. (Wikipedia).

Find out more through the State Library of New South Wales EResources including:

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Cambridge Companion to George Eliot

Literary Reference Center Plus

Literature Resource Center

These databases are available to NSW residents with a valid Library card.