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)


1890-12-28

Louch, Thomas
1887-03-19

James, Henry
1866-10 (Oct)

Swinburne, Algernon
1892

Henry, Maria Louise
1882-02(Feb)

Wedgwood, Julia
1881-01 (Jan)

Stephen, Leslie
1881-01 (Jan)

Dallas, E. S.
1860-05-19

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

Hutton, R. H.
1872-06-01

1870-05-05

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

Hutton, R. H.
1876-06-10

Johnson, R. Brimley
1918

Sheppard, Nathan
1883

Kingsley, Rose G.
1885

Brock, Ashford
1914/04/17

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

1887-04-30

White, William Hale
1884

1873-06-20

Harrison, Frederic
1895
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