Novels 1857-1876

Only one thing was clear - this emerging talent knew North Warwickshire like a native. And no wonder - the stories were built on the memories that Mary Ann had treasured since childhood.

But in Nuneaton (renamed 'Milby' for the Scenes) the locals made baker's son Joseph Liggins their chief suspect. So when Adam Bede was published, the real George Eliot felt obliged to step into the spotlight.

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Mary Ann's Midlands memories formed the heart of her writing. Pick a novel to find out how she used them:

Scenes from Clerical Life (1857)
Adam Bede (1859)
The Mill on the Floss (1860)
Silas Marner (1861)
Felix Holt, the Radical (1866)
Middlemarch (1871-2)

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Growing Up
"George Eliot"

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