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She was educated in several schools and at home. She was young and very smart in each and every educational facility she entered. She developed a strong evangelical piety at Mrs. Wallington's School in Enneagon. However, Eliot rejected her dogmatic faith. When Eliot's mother died in 1836, she made a change in her family household. In 1841, she moved with her father to Coventry. Eliot lived with him until he passed in 1849. At this point of time, she was a depressed individual. However, she met a young man by the name of Charles Bray. Charles Bray was a free thinking manufacturer. He eventually married his wife, Caroline. Her nick name was Caro. Also, Charles had a sister by the name of Caro. Charles was the author of An Inquiry Concerning the Christianity in 1838. In fact, An Inquiry Concerning the Christianity was one of his best selling books. He has written many other books. However, that particular best seller deeply influenced Eliot's thoughts.
After her father's death, she travelled around Europe. She settled in London and worked as a sub editor of Westminster. However, while being in London, she had an intention to become a writer. She went by the name of Marian Evans. She lived in the home of John Chapman. John Chapman was a radical publisher. She had first met Chapman at Rose Hill. He printed her translation. He had recently brought the campaigning left wing journal, "The Westminster Review. " In 1851, Evans became an assistant editor. Although Chapman was the actual editor, Evans did most of the work in running the journal. However, he contributed many essays and reviews until she departed in 1856.
Women writers weren't uncommon at the time, but Evans was enrolled as the head of the Literary Enterprise. At the time when mixing with the predominately male society in London, Evans was considered unusual personnel. Although Evans was clearly strong minded, she frequently depressed and sensitive. She was also crippled. By self doubt, she thought she had an ill favored appearance. Therefore, she had low self-esteem. At this point, she was embracing emotional attachments. Following that, she married her employer John Chapman. Then, another highly inappropriate attraction would prove to be much more successful and beneficial for Evans.
So, she had later met a fellow by the name of George Henry Lewes in 1851. In three years, Eliot and her husband John Chapman had split up. So, she moved in with George Henry Lewes and they started living together in 1854. However, Lewes was already married to Agnes Jarvis, but agreed to have an open marriage with addition to have three children together. However, his wife Agnes had several other children by other men. Unfortunately, George Henry Lewes and Agnes Jarvis were unable to get a divorce. They were not able to get a divorce because some documentary papers and legal names were messed up on birth papers. They tried to work things out, but things did not follow threw for them.
Referring back to the fact that women as writers was uncommon at the time, and Evan's role at the head of Literary Enterprise became the mere sight for unmarried young women mixing with the predominately male society in London. Evans was upset that she did not let the scandalous situation affect her. She wrote an essay that criticized the trivial and ridiculous plots of contemporary fiction by women. In some of her other essays, she praised the realism of novelists that have written novels in Europe. At the time, emphasis was placed on realistic stories. It became clear throughout her subsequent fiction.
She had later adopted the name of one which is best known as George Eliot. This masculine name was chosen from a party in order to create a distance between her and other female writers. Her name also had a tricky subject of her martial status. In 1858, the first beginning of the scenes of Clerical Life was published in Black Woods Magazine. Along with the other scenes that were published, she received her first completely published novel in 1859.
Adam Bade was instant success. It also promoted and intense interest in who the new author might be. She was widely believed to have written a role as a country individual or perhaps the wife of another individual. With the release of the incredibly popular novel Adam Bade, speculation was highly increased. There even was a pretender to the authorship on Joseph Leggings. However, George Eliot proved to be the actual author. The tribulations about Eliot's private life flabbergasted many of her admiring readers. However, this apparently did not affect her popularity as a novelist. She had later begun to be aquatics with Dr. Brabant.
She was in the middle of her rebellion against traditional explanations of God which was a region that was awkwardly conforming to them. During the trip, she took Ruff and Sara Heel to Wales in 1843. Dr. Brabant had later joined them in Swansea and interrogated the relationship of his marriage with Ruff. As he stole child is inconclusive and problematic both cross at a high rate of feeling. There was nothing instamatic between them that made them be certain in this cross case. The indications are that while their relationship might have stopped short because of physical consummation. They often viewed their relationship as husband and wife. Dr. Brabant was a retired medical doctor. He was now free to pursue his actual interests in investigations into the origins of Christianity and other theological matters.
In fact, it was this intense situation that brought him together with the author of An Inquiry into the Origin of Christianity. Charles Henley led his marriage to Ruff. Mary Ann was enrooted to stay with this arrangement. Dr. Brabant complained that having become head to the pressure of his daughter. He was lost without her implying that he felt rejected by young people. Mary Ann could help him to live. She agreed to join him as a research assistant. So far, she was foreshadowing her portrayal of Dr. Brabant in the middle of March. With her desire to devote herself to some higher calling, she focused on Edward Casaubon. Casaubon is forty years of age.
However, Brabant was a very young and full of energy. Mary Ann listened to his every word and although she later perceived his lack of weight and high seriousness for his time. She eagerly adapted to his ideas. There is another side, which is that Robert Evans declined in health. So far being removed from his daughter, she responded to an old man who spoke her language. The doctor was seeking at least another daughter. His daughter was seeking another father that she could respect. What makes this relationship so problematical is that Mrs. Brabant perceived more was more than a research assistant with her mentor was Mary Ann.
They craved a fiction from a closeness to make a figure. When she was with Brabant they apparently closed out the world. They walked with arms or hands clasped conversing in German. At this point of time, in 1849, Mary Ann was ready to plunge into London life and put everything behind her. One part of the Evans background she even changed the spelling of her name to Marian in 1850. Although she revolted to Mary Ann in 1880 whom she married John Cross and become a responsible woman. The second name changed however, it indicated a shift of person for her in 1849-1850. She was altering her position radically as in 1880, she again altered it by returning to someone she was before. She took on London life name changes followed hard on life changes. However, back in 1846, well before any of this occurred, she was still attempting to find herself.
Once this strangeness translated was behind her, she nevertheless hung on that telling Sara she wanted the tithes to include critically examined after the life of Jesus. Her remarks suggest she wanted it known that she strings was criticism not history or perhaps not revolution. Now in the summer of 1846 she was ready to write her mother that Mary Ann looks brilliant. So, she said she must be writing her novel if she was introduced writing on a novel it is a manuscript now lost or else it was simply something associated with a diary or journal or chronicle. The sole writing we know she did at this time came in reviews for Mary's recently purchased comely lateral. The newspaper was precisely Mary's kind of enterprise having been started some forty years earlier as an answer to the politics responded by The Coventry Standard.
The Herald had the reputation of being radical and Bray intended to maintain that with his own brand of conclusion starting in June of 1846. Mary Ann's duties included book reviewing excellent preparation for the much higher level of reviewing she did her Chapman's Westminster review and the writing of a weekly column. The articles which could be on any subject were anonymous and thus gave her the opportunity to range anywhere she wished without danger of divulgation. It was these articles Sara may have bought by Mary Ann's novel as they were fiction of a sort such as on eon snubbing. The articles at this time they were light weight but her aim was primarily to entertain, not instruct despite her light treatment Mary Ann already showed her ability to take on heavy subjects such as Quintet's and Michelet's Christianity in its various aspects and the laws of Jesus and priests women and families.
Her choice of books by Michelet is note worthy since he was notorious for his ant criticism and his attacks on both nobility and Monarchy. The rebel residing in Mary Ann found solace in strings and now Michelet until it could emerge in its own way in her life. Between June and December, she wrote serious short essays or stories a pretence work after little more than intelligent wanderings. She called them poetry and prose from the notebook as an electoral. From she returned to near the end of her life with impressions of the Theophrastus such. In July-August, she spent two weeks with her father in Dover an indication of her counting closeness to him even while intellectually she was rapidly pulling away. On her return she wrote about November the fourth a short commentary on Gilbert a five poet mentioned above as poetry and prose she also brought to a conclusion her relationship with Maria Lewis.
Cara and Sara now both represent the kind of woman she felt she could address with understanding and sympathy from remarks made after his writer's death b Edith Simon a later friend of Eliot it seems some of the conflict with news came from jealousy of Eliot and Bray. Both Cara and Sara agreed on calling the friend stupid Miss Lewis and we can assume that in indirect remarks they encouraged the break when the end finally came over Christmas of 1846 it forever and entire stories of for more primarily breaks Mary Ann would have to negotiate. In order to seek her own direction, her relationship with Sara Hansel was never closer in mid September letter 1846. Mary addresses her as nearly beyond suspense and signs off as poplin, which she used as a term of endearment.
She refers to bray as moving dear unmanageable male unit in one quaternion that was soon ill. Her phrasing indicates she sees him as the center of a kind of court with the three women in the quaternion circling around him. After all was said and done, Marian's siblings seemed pleased to have her home and she went to Gruff to stay with Isaac yet apparently even while she was welcomed she did not find England totally congenial. To Martha Jackson a little more than a week after her return she said she was becoming uncertain about her plans whenever to remain I England or return to Germany. Now that she had conditioned her family to her type of life she could trust her possibilities and try for London alone for good or for ill her family must have recognized that the Marian who returned was not the Mary Ann who had left service months before. When she visited Chrissie she was happy with her and dependent on her sister's sweetness but she recognized that she was of no important I the lives caught up as the Clark's were in their land and active family with finances proclaims they were too contracted on themselves to display more than kindness.
As a result of these experiences, Marian began to consider lodging with Chapman in London on April 11, even before visiting Chrissie at meridian Marian asked him to inquire about Chapman's prices for lodgings and to ask further about other London boarding houses. At this point of time Marian and Lewis was about to go in and leave Berlin to go to England but first they were going to travel to Cologne and Brussels. As they left England I assessing her eight months aboard, John Cross felt she did not waste her time that her enormous amount of reading Chrissie in German Literature served her well when she came to writing fiction. In addition to the German writers were cited above Marian noted in her journal about her and Lewis reading Shakespeare. But yet, there is another not so positive side which Cross as well as Height slide away from and that is the drift which occurred as Marian served Lewis needs while snatching for herself whatever comes to hand while Lewis focused at this time, her projects made no consistent sense.
Her career such as it was, was a high leveled feeling journalist and that meant she had projects but no direction to her work in just those last months we observe a hodgepodge of half to her Spinoza translation the long piece on the Austrian Court and proposals for articles on women she did not write. She was spinning out ideas to generate income and to enable Lewis to complete his Goethe biography. She was allowing her own plans for a career to splinter as she moved into her thirty sixth year. She had not apparently advanced in career terms from several years before. But this is not to say she was personally miserable on the contrary all indications are that she was less ill than usual and that while she put this scandal behind her. She did not regret her situation. Yet, she had not realized he potential like Joseph Conrad three decades later she was passing well into her thirties without having found her marker.
At the age of thirty that year was her worse year. She was ill and everything wasn't going well for her. So, she left the writing along for a minute but that little illness didn't hold her down for long. So after she got over her illness, she spent some time in Italy collecting material for her historical romance. Romola it was published serially. First in the Cornhill magazine and in book form in the early nineteenth hundreds she received $1000 for Romola, the highest advance paid for and English novel. Henry James considered it the finest thing she wrote but its defects are almost on the scale of its branches also she mentioned to Alexander main a dear brand of hers. I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social of fence. So after Harriet Belcher wrote admiringly of Silas Marner.
Eliot began a corresponding with her in this letter she wrote about Daniel Verona she says she expected from first to last in writing it that it would create much stronger resistance and even repulsion than it has actually made with them. But she felt that usual attitude of Christians towards Jesus was bad. She felt that everybody should get along and stop all the murdering and stuff. Lewis also felt this way her husband she has been married to for a long time. Also, as all this goes on, her husband starts to get very ill and it puts him in the hospital for some months. While in the hospital, he's not getting any better and he also is getting older. So, in 1876, he died in the hospital.
Eliot was very hurt about the whole thing she stopped writing for a little while and became feeling sorry about her and she stayed in the house. Nobody has heard anything from her in a month now. So, her good son Alex comes over one day to check up on her and gets her to start writing again and meeting new people. So, Eliot went out to a book signing convention to promote her newest novel there she met a new man by the name of John Cross. She has seen him before but never spoke to him. So, John gets to talking to Eliot asking her questions and stuff and tells her that he is an American banker and lives on the other side of town and he likes to travel and be adventurous. Eliot stops him there and says she also likes to travel but not to be obvious. She likes to travel to church but different books from countries. So, after they had got settled, John asked her on another date.
While on that day, John tells her he really likes her and wants to be with her. So, he popped the big question to marry her, which Eliot said no because she doesn't want to take things too fast. She had just gotten out of a marriage with her ex husband which died because of a bad illness. So, John listened to her and agreed to stay seeing her but a month after he asked her to marry him, he asked that very same question again and this time Eliot said yes. So they got married on May 6, 1880. They made another trip back to Italy.
In Italy, John Cross and Mary Ann Cross, yes, she had to change her name again. On there honeymoon John jumped in Venice from there hotel balcony into the Grand Canal. He fell hard and it looked like he was dead, but he wasn't. He was ok. Some workers from the hotel came and got John and carried him back to hotel suite where marry was. He was unharmed. Marry thanked God that he didn't get hurt. So after the honeymoon was over, they both returned back to London. They bought a new house and moved out of Eliot's. This house was bigger and better. So marry continued to write her last novel.
George Eliot of the late 1800s and early 1900s was a fiction novelist best known for writing The Voice of Century. Eliot began to get very ill. So Eliot spins some time at the hospital. John can tell that she is not getting any better. So, John goes home and packs most of his things and hers and stays at the hospital with her. He was there by her side each and everyday. So, the doctor comes in and talks to John while Eliot was sleeping and tells him that she doesn't have much time to live. The doctor says he gives it two weeks at the max for her to live. John breaks down in the hallway of the hospital but gets himself together and goes back in the room with her. He makes her last couple of weeks the best weeks of her life. So, as the doctor says two weeks came and Eliot died on December the twenty second. This had deeply hurt John in a way no one could describe. John says that everything he has worked for doesn't even matter now if he can't be with the one he truly loves and said he would not ever marry again.