Cara Bray, George Eliot, and the Animal World

Title

Cara Bray, George Eliot, and the Animal World

Description

It is well known that the close attachment between Marian Evans, the future George
Eliot, and her Coventry friend Caroline (Cara) Bray suffered when, in July 1854,
Marian went off to Germany with George Henry Lewes, having left it to Cara’s
husband, Charles, to break the news. Both Cara and her sister Sara Hennell (who
was also close to Marian) were understandably wounded by their friend’s behaviour;
after all, she had said in her letter to Charles that she was ‘quite prepared to accept
the consequences’ of the step she had taken, of which the ‘most painful’ would be
‘the loss of friends’.1

Creator

Beryl Gray

Source

Gray, Beryl. "Cara Bray, George Eliot, and The Animal World." George Eliot Review, vol. 51, 2020, pp. 24-40. George Eliot Review Online, https://GeorgeEliotReview.org

Publisher

George Eliot Review Online, https://GeorgeEliotReview.org

Date

2020

Rights

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Author

Beryl Gray

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Citation

Beryl Gray, “Cara Bray, George Eliot, and the Animal World,” George Eliot Review Online, accessed November 28, 2020, https://georgeeliotreview.org/items/show/945.