Detailed accounts of George Eliot slife have hitherto been singularly scanty. In the dearth of published materials a considerable portion of the in formation contained in this biographical study has, necessarily, been derived from private sources. In visiting the places connected with George Eliot Searly life, I enjoyed the privilege of meeting her brother, Mr. Isaac Evans, and was also fortunate in gleaning many a characteristic fact and trait from old people in the neighbourhood, contemporaries of her father, Mr. Robert Evans. For valuable help in forming an idea of the growth of George Eliot smind, my warm thanks are especially due to her oldest friends, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bray, and Miss Hennell of Coventry. Miss Jenkins, the novelists schoolfellow, and Mrs. John Cash, also generously afforded me every assistance in their power. A great part of the correspondence in the present volume has not hitherto appeared in print, and has been kindly placed at my disposal by Mrs. Bray, Mrs. Gilchrist, Mrs. W. K. Clifford, Miss Marks, Mr.
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As the first biography of Eliot, Blind's 1883 work represents a successful contemporary's interpretation of the life and works of the renowned author. This work carefully examines Eliot's early life and the influences on her, and confirms her reputation as one of the most respected writers of her time.
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Book Description Puffin, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140580255