. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede
(1859), The Mill on the Floss
(1860), Silas Marner
(1871–72), and Daniel Deronda
(1876), most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism
and psychological insight.
She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works be taken seriously.
My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.
If art does not enlarge men's sympathies, it does nothing morally.
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
'Tis God gives skill,But not without men's hands: He could not makeAntonio Stradivari's violinsWithout Antonio.
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.