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LitFest Lunchtime Classics: George Eliot

John Freeman
LitFest hosts another of its Lunchtime Classic talks on Friday, this time focusing on the life and work of acclaimed nineteenth century writer George Eliot.

George Eliot was the pen name of Marian Evans, one of the leading literary figures of the Victorian age, and,  along with Florence Nightingale and Queen Victoria, one of the three most famous women of Victorian England.

Eliot was an established intellectual before she ran away, in 1854, with G H Lewes. While living with Lewes, Eliot began to write fiction, and many of her ideas on morality and society manifest in her novels and stories.

The talk is by Lauren Watson, author of George Eliot, Judaism and the novels, who has written articles and essays on Eliot’s fiction.

• Lunchtime Classics - George Eliot:  Friday 15th April, 1.00pm The Storey. £4.00 / £2.00 concs. To book, call 01524 582394 or book online.