go to the bit where Mary Ann...
 grows up   goes to school   moves to Coventry   moves to London   changes her name   falls in love   writes stories


Mary Ann created a character called Dorothea Brooke. In Middlemarch, Dorothea dreams of being an architect, and shows her sister some drawings:

"Here, Kitty, come and look at my plan; I shall think I am a great architect..."

Middlemarch (1871-2), page 37

Can you guess what the Victorians
thought of Mary Ann's stories?

George Eliot in later life
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