George Eliot is the pen name of Mary Ann, or Marian, Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), an English novelist. She was roughly contemporary with Charles Dickens, but started writing later than he did. Her first fiction, an installment of a story later collected in Scenes of Clerical Life, was published in 1857, and her first novel, Adam Bede, in 1859. Her best-known novels are Silas Marner and Middlemarch, the latter usually being considered her masterpiece.She wrote chiefly about rural, provincial middle-class life — the subtitle of Middlemarch is "A Study of Provincial Life" — and was a shrewd observer of people's thoughts and motivations, with a dry sense of humour.Her novels are:
- Adam Bede (1859)
- The Mill on the Floss (1860)
- Silas Marner (1861)
- Romola (1863)
- Felix Holt (1866)
- Middlemarch (1871–72)
- Daniel Deronda (1876)
- Scenes of Clerical Life (1858), a collection of three stories.
Works by George Eliot with their own trope pages include:
Other works by George Eliot provide examples of:
- Moustache de Plume: Eliot is one of the best-known examples.