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Review of Selections From George Eliot's Letters by Gordon S. Haight

This is a most welcome and meticulous distillation of Dr. Haight's The George Eliot Letters in nine volumes, which in this age of the video cassette will be inaccessibIe even in many good reference libraries. My only reservation about the editing of…

From George Eliot to her 'Rabbi': An Epistolary Find

Dear Mr. Deutsch I cannot be easy without writing a word or two this morning for I am conscious that I made myself more disagreeable than nature obliges me to be by my hard quips to you. They were not warrantable by anything but a strong personal and…

George Eliot to Martha Jackson: A New Holograph Letter with Unpublished Passages

The letter reproduced above was written by George Eliot, then Mary Ann Evans, to Martha lackson and has been made available to The George Eliot Review by its present owner, Matthew Wilson, who inherited it from his mother, Shirley Wilson, who worked…

'Dear Cara': A New George Eliot Letter

At the beginning of the year a donation was made to Coventry's Herbert Art Gallery and Museum of a box of papers relating to the Fridlanders, a nineteenth-century Coventry watch-making family. Annie Fridlander was a friend of Charles and Caroline…

Review of The Letters of George Henry Lewes, Vols 1 & 2 ed. William Baker

This edition of Lewes's letters, collected from a range of libraries across the world and presented with clear introductions and notes, is a welcome resource to all readers of Lewes and Eliot. It is not a complete collection, deliberately setting out…

New George Eliot Letters at the British Library

The British Library Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts New Series 1981-1985 (2 vols., London: The British Library, 1994), records the acquisition of new George Eliot let-ters to its holdings.' Its Index lists under 'Cross nee Evans ... "George…

George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 1993: "George Eliot in the Letters of George Henry Lewes"

I am preparing an edition of the letters of G. H. Lewes. The edition is selective. It does not include those 722 G. H. Lewes items (letters, extracts from his journals and diaries) included in Gordon S. Haight's monumental The George Eliot Letters…

Alfred Austin and George Eliot: Two Unpublished Letters

Today, Alfred Lord Tennyson's successor as the Poet Laureate, Alfred Austin (1835-1913), is a largely forgotten literary name from the late Victorian and Edwardian worlds of yesteryear. Austin's connection with George Eliot and G. H. Lewes will not…

Martha Barclay to Isaac Evans: An Unpublished Letter

Martha Barclay (nee Jackson) was a school-fellow of George Eliot's in Coventry in the 1830's. It was Martha who initiated the choice of flower names for herself and her friend - Ivy (constancy) for herself and Clematis (mental beauty) for George…

George Eliot to William Blackwood III: Two Unpublished Letters

George Eliot's business and personal relations with John Blackwood, head of the Edinburgh publishing firm William Blackwood & Sons from 1852-1879, have been well documented in Gordon Haight's detailed biographical study and his edition of her…

New George Eliot Letters

My hunt through the archives of the world for unpublished George Henry Lewes letters for a forthcoming edition of his letters has so far thrown up over 450 unpublished letters in his hand. It would hardly be surprising if the search sometimes…

George Eliot and Lucy Caroline Smith: Two Unpublished Letters

When George Eliot wrote at the conclusion of Middlemarch of the 'incalculably diffusive' influence of Dorothe … sympathetic nature, she might well have been describ … herself. For, in addition to the moral and humanita … impact of her writings,…