E is for Eliot, George:
George Eliot was born on 22 November 1819.
George Eliot was rebellious in ways that actually meant something. She had guts, too, and a wide talent.
“The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.”-George Eliot
Novels: Adam Bede; The Mill on the Floss; Silas Marner; Romola; Felix Holt, the Radical; Middlemarch; Daniel Deronda
“I easily sink into mere absorption of what other minds have done, and should like a whole life for that alone.”-George Eliot
Sing it, sister! I could-and I do mean this to be taken at face value-spend all of my time reading. Yep, from classic and classically obscure literature to history and biography, I’m more than willing to sit on my a** 16 hours a day just taking it all in and enjoying the lovely, lovely words. Continue reading