The Ridpath Library Of Universal Literature (volume 9); A Biographical And Bibliographical Summary…

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJohn Clark Ridpath

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... EVANS, Marian (" George Eliot"), an English novelist and poet, was born at Arbury Farm (Chilvers Coton), Warwickshire, November 22, 1819; died at 4 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, Decernber 22, 1880. She was the youngest child of Robert Evans, the agent of the Arbury estate in Warwickshire. When she was five years old her mother's health failed and she was sent with an elder sister to a school at Attleboro, from which they came home occasionally on Saturdays. In her eighth or ninth year she was transferred to a school at Nuneaton, and in her thirteenth year to one at Coventry conducted by the daughters of a Baptist minister, women of fine attainments, who, in addition to their own instruction, gave their pupils excellent masters in French, German, and music. The young girl had already a passion for books, and read all that came within her reach. While at Coventry she made rapid progress in composition and music. Her mother's continued illness recalled her from school in 1835. Mrs. Evans died in the following year; and soon after her death, the marriage of the elder daughter left Marian sole manager of the household. She also engaged in active charitable work, continued her reading, and studied German, Italian, and music with masters from Coventry, to which town she removed with her father in 1841. Her literary Astch, Li:nox work began with the translation into English of Strauss's Life of Jesus (1846). Her father died in 1849. Immediately after his death Marian accompanied some friends to Switzerland, where she remained for nearly a year. In 1851 she became editor of the Westminster Review, to which she was already a contributor. She translated Spinoza's Ethics, and in 1857 published in Blackwood's Magazine her first works of fiction, a series of short stor...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... EVANS, Marian (" George Eliot"), an English novelist and poet, was born at Arbury Farm (Chilvers Coton), Warwickshire, Novembe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217610498

ISBN - 13:9780217610490

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