Birth and Life

Mary Ann Evans
(George Eliot)


Date of birth 22. 11. 1819
Country of birth England



Date of death 22. 12. 1880
Cemetery Highgate cemetery (East), London, England
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 51.567064, -0.145795

51.567064, -0.145795

coordinates are for cemetery, not the grave

Summary from Wikipedia

Evans used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works would be taken seriously. Although female authors were published under their own names during her lifetime, she wanted to escape the stereotype of women's writing being limited to lighthearted romances. She also wanted to have her fiction judged separately from her already extensive and widely known work as an editor and critic. Another factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny, thus avoiding the scandal that would have arisen because of her adulterous relationship with t ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 15. 9. 2015

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