Mary Anne Evans

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Mary Anne Evans was born in 1819 in Warwickshire and is better known under her pen name, George Eliot.

She was the daughter of a local farmer and it was his father’s importance to the Arbury Hall Estate that allowed the young novelist to gain access to the Library which greatly enhanced her education.

Mary Evans decided to publish under her pen name George Eliot so that her works would be taken seriously.

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