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George Eliot

Name at birth: Mary Ann (or Marian) EvansGeorge Eliot was the masculine pen name of the writer Mary Ann Evans, one of Victorian England's leading novelists. Her first stories appeared in Blackwood's…

Eliot, George

(Encyclopedia) Eliot, George, pseud. of Mary Ann or Marian Evans, 1819–80, English novelist, b. Arbury, Warwickshire. One of the great English novelists, she was reared in a strict atmosphere of…

Brewer's: George Eliot

The literary name of Marian Evans [Lewes], authoress of Adam Bede, Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt, etc. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894George GeithGeorge a…

Brewer's: Eliot

(George). A nom de plume of Marian Evans (Mrs. Cross), author of Adam Bede, etc. (1820-1880). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Eliott's TailorsEliminate A B…

Lewes, George Henry

(Encyclopedia) Lewes, George Henry lo͞o´ĭs, 1817–78, English critic and author. As editor of the Leader (1850–54) and of the Fortnightly Review (1865–66), Lewes distinguished himself as a critic.…

Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Spitzer is the crusading former prosecutor who resigned as governor of New York after he was caught consorting with prostitutes. His resignation halted an aggressive political climb that some…

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness became famous as the federal agent who led an incorruptible group of law enforcement officers dubbed "The Untouchables," the ones who brought down Chicago gangster Al Capone in the 1930s.…

Eliot, Sir John

(Encyclopedia) Eliot, Sir John, 1592–1632, English parliamentary leader. He was a staunch defender of parliamentary liberties. Eliot instituted (1626) the impeachment proceedings against Charles I…

Eliot, Charles William

(Encyclopedia) Eliot, Charles William, 1834–1926, American educator and president of Harvard, b. Boston, grad. Harvard, 1853. In 1854 he was appointed tutor in mathematics at Harvard and in 1858…

Eliot, T. S.

(Encyclopedia) Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns Eliot), 1888–1965, American-British poet and critic, b. St. Louis, Mo. One of the most distinguished literary figures of the 20th cent., T. S. Eliot won…