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novelist, editor, translator

Mary Ann Evans, who published under the pen name George Eliot, is known for her realism, psychological insight, and strong heroines. Eliot’s 1872 masterpiece Middlemarch, about the residents of a fictional 19th-century English village, is widely considered to be one of the greatest novels in the English language.

Best-known works: Middlemarch, Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss

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