Contemporaries on GE's Works

An understanding of how George Eliot’s contemporaries were reading and responding to her published works helps us appreciate her reach, her fame, and her historical significance.

In this section, you will find commentary on Eliot's works published in periodicals during and shortly beyond her lifetime.

The George Eliot Archive offers far more reviews and commentary on Eliot's works than any print volume. For example, For example, we've curated forty reviews of Middlemarch alone, approximately twice as many as previously identified. Nonetheless, we have relied on the work of previous editors as our starting point.

If you are looking for something specific and don't see it, please let us know. (Email Bev at brilett2@unl.edu)


Author Unknown [A. R.]
1902-07-18

Author Unknown [G. W. S.]
1875-07-26

Author Unknown [M. E. C.]
1896-05-27

Author Unknown [R. W. L.]
1904-10-01

Aveling, Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling
1886-01 (Jan)

B. A. B.
1896-09-06

B. N. C.
NA

Bell, James
1888

Bowker, R. R.
1877-01 (Jan)

Boyce, Arthur E.
1909-03-12

Brock, Ashford
1914/04/17

Broome, Frederick Napier
1873-03-07

Byron, May Clarissa Gillington
1912?

Cleveland, Rose Elizabeth
1885

Collins, Rev. W. Lucas
1860-05 (May)

Collins, Rev. W. Lucas
1860-05 (May)

Collins, W. Lucas
1872-12 (Dec)

Colvin, Sidney
1873-01 (Jan)

Colvin, Sidney
1876-11 (Nov)

Dallas, E. S.
1859-04-12

Dallas, E. S.
1860-05-19

Dallas, E. S.
1866-06-26

Dallas, E. S.
1861-04-29

Davidson, Hannah Amelia
1897

Dickens, Charles
1881-01-27

Dowden, Edward
1872-08 (Aug)

Dowden, Edward
1877

F. C.
1866-08-07

F. C.
1866-08-14

F. C.
1866-08-14

F. D. U.
1904-05-23

F. Eustace Tozer
1888-06-02

G.W. S.
1875-07-26

George Eliot
1881-01-07

George Eliot
1859-12-02

George Eliot
1859-04-16

George Eliot
1893-08-25

Harrison, Frederic
1895

Henry, Maria Louise
1882-02(Feb)

Hutton, R. H.
1863-07-18

Hutton, R. H.
1872-06-01

Hutton, R. H.
1876-04-08

Hutton, R. H.
1876-06-10

Hutton, R. H.
1876-07-29
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