Victorian era novel and Time magazine's #10 in their list of "The 10 Greatest Books of All Time"
Written during the Industrial Revolution and may be a reaction against it. (1861)
A brother and sister grow up on the fictional river Floss in the 1820's
Many critics accuse the novel as a propaganda tool to encourage British patriation of Palestine to the Jews.
She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes. [wikipedia]
George Eliot was a woman!
Based on the book 'Silas Marner'
A.k.a. Mary Ann Evans, this was her first novel in 1859
Midlands village in the county of Loamshire, from "Adam Bede", 1859
Home of the Brook sisters in Middlemarch
German resort where Deronda meets Gwendolen, from "Daniel Deronda", 1876
"The Mill on the Floss", 1860
Village in central England, "Silas Marner", 1861
Village gathering place in "Silas Marner"
Home of Squire Cass, from "Silas Marner"
Gathering place of a religious sect, from "Silas Marner"
Novelist, d, 1880, Poets Corner