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date: 15 December 2019

Eliot, George (1819–80) 

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch, Katy HooperKaty Hooper

The pen‐name of Mary Ann, later Marian, Evans, novelist, born in Warwickshire, educated at Mrs Wallington's school in Nuneaton, and the Misses Franklin's school in Coventry. Her early evangelicalism did not withstand the influence of Charles Bray, a freethinking Coventry manufacturer, but she remained strongly affected by religious concepts of love and duty. Her works contain many affectionate portraits of Dissenters and clergymen. She translated ... ...

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