Friday, November 21, 2008

This Day in History

Have you ever heard of British novelist George Eliot? He was a great writer, you say? What if you found out that he is actually a woman using a pen name? Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans used a male pen name back in the 1800s so that she could be taken seriously as an author. During that time period, it was difficult for women to have their own career outside of the home. This tactic proved successful, because Eliot's books are now considered classics.

The NCC Libraries have Eliot's novels and criticism of her works. For more information on George Eliot and other authors of her era, be sure to visit the Literature Resource Center database.

Novels by Eliot

Silas Marner
PR 4670 1962 Stacks

The Mill on the Floss
PR 4664 .A1 1962 Stacks

Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life
PR 4662 .A1 1967 Stacks

The Best-Known Novels of George Eliot
PR 4653 1940 Stacks

Criticism of Eliot's works
George Eliot
by Harold Bloom PR 4688 .G37 1986 Stacks

Tragedy in the Victorian Novel: Theory and Practice in the Novels of George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Henry James

by Jeannette King PR 878 .T7 K5 Stacks

A Psychological Approach to Fiction: Studies in Thackeray, Stendhal, George Eliot, Dostoevsky, and Conrad

by Bernard J. Paris PN 3499 .P3 Stacks

George Eliot: A Collection of Critical Essays

by George R. Creeger PR 4688 .C7 Stacks

Middlemarch: Critical Approaches to the Novel

by Barbara Nathan Hardy PR 4662 .H3 Stacks

The Novels of George Eliot

by Jerome Thale PR 4688 .T5 Stacks

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