Part of the Macmillan’s Pocket Classics collection
Edited with Notes and an Introduction by Edward L. Gulick
Frontis of author Eliot (illustrator).
Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) was born at Arubry Farm in 1819, a culminating period of bad times and political discontent in England. The nation was suffering acutely from the reaction after the excitement of the last Napoleonic war. After spending three months in Florence, Eliot undertook writing an historical novel of the time of Savonarola but was interrupted by a desire to write Silas Marner Weaver of Raveloe, the story of old-fashioned village life.