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George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 1994: "Mary Ann Did Not Go: Why George Eliot Stayed Away from the Church"

On Sunday, 2 January 1842, Mary Ann Evans's father wrote in his diary: 'Went to Trinity Church in the forenoon" Miss Lewis went with me. Mary Ann did not go. I stopd the sacre-ment (sic) and Miss Lewis stopd also.' Two weeks later, again: 'Went to…

Address at the George Eliot Memorial Gardens Wreath Laying, 1992

I am honoured to have been asked to lay a wreath in memory of George Eliot this afternoon. And, I can truly say, I do it in grateful memory. Not many years ago I would have to have confessed that I had not yet read any of her novels. On…