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)


F. D. U.
1904-05-23

Byron, May Clarissa Gillington
1912?

Lewes, M. E.
1881-01-22

F. Eustace Tozer
1888-06-02

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

1859-05-29

Johnson, R. Brimley
1918

1899-11-16

1901-06-12

Unknown
1881-06-20

1855-04-11

1879-08-17

John Chapman
1859-04 (Apr)

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

Dallas, E. S.
1859-04-12

Jewsbury, Geraldine
1859-02-26

1859-02-28

George Eliot
1859-12-02

George Eliot
1859-04-16

1859-03-05

1859-02-12

1881-01-24

1897-01-02

Newby, Thos Cautley
1859-12-05

1918-10-09

1895-10-05

1895-10-05

1880-01-07

1883-04-20

1866-05-03
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