Remembering George Eliot 1880 - 2003

Her successful career was cut short by the death of George Henry Lewes.

Mary Ann later married a retired banker, John Cross. They spent her last two years together, before she died in 1880.

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Dante
Image: George Eliot wrote about more than just Warwickshire. Inspired by this medieval poet - Dante Alighieri - she also wrote about 15th century Florence in Romola. And she was moved to sign her love letters to John Cross as "thy tender Beatrice" in reference to Dante's beautiful heroine.
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