"George Eliot" 1856

When publisher John Blackwood agreed to print Mary Ann's next work Adam Bede, she decided that she needed a pen name - she chose 'George' as a tribute to Lewes, and 'Eliot' because it was a "good mouth-filling word."

Surely now nobody could treat George Eliot as cruelly as they had treated Mary Ann Evans...?

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