Rollercoasters: Silas Marner Reader by George Eliot
  

Synopsis

Rollercoasters: Silas Marner Reader by George Eliot

Rollercoasters are popular with boys, girls and mixed-ability classes. Valued for their durable and user-friendly format, Eliot's compelling tale comes to life in this student-friendly edition.

About the Author

George Eliot

Mary Ann (Marian) Evans was born in 1819 in Warwickshire. She attended schools in Nuneaton and Coventry, coming under the influence of evangelical teachers and clergymen. In 1836 her mother died and Marian became her father's housekeeper, educating herself in her spare time. In 1841 she moved to Coventry, and met Charles and Caroline Bray, local progressive intellectuals. Through them she was commissioned to translate Strauss's Life of Jesus and met the radical publisher John Chapman, who, when he purchased the Westminster Review in 1851, made her his managing editor.

George Eliot died in 1880, only a few months after marrying J. W. Cross, an old friend and admirer, who became her first biographer. She was buried beside Lewes at Highgate. George Eliot combined a formidable intelligence with imaginative sympathy and acute powers of observation, and became one of the greatest and most influential of English novelists. Her choice of material widened the horizons of the novel and her psychological insights radically influenced the novelist's approach to characterization. Middlemarch, considered by most to be her masterpiece, was said by Virginia Woolf to be 'one of the few English novels written for grown-up people'.

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Format

Part-work (fasciculo)
208 pages

Author

George Eliot
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Publisher

Oxford University Press
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Publication date

2nd September 2010

ISBN

9780198329923


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