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Monday, 25 November 2019, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

George Eliot and Relationships

Professor Rosemary Ashton OBE

Mary Ann Evans experienced difficult relationships with her family while growing up in Warwickshire, and with nineteenth-century London society more generally after she moved to the city and lived with a married man, George Henry Lewes. 

Her seeking of independence in London as a writer (with her later emergence as 'George Eliot'), her experience of rejection, and the widening of her intellectual and cultural life, will be discussed, interwoven with analysis of the deep understanding of relationships in her novels characterised by authorial sympathy and humour.

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Rosemary is Emeritus Quain Professor of English Language and Literature and an Honorary Fellow at University College London. 

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