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GE Social Network

George Eliot’s Social Network

Newly launched in Feb, 2022.

The George Eliot Archive now features an interactive social network (sometimes called a relationship web or, occasionally, a personography) in which the novelist's relations with friends, family members, and business associates are visualized.

For more than 125 individuals who were connected to George Eliot, we have written brief biographical summaries (the collaborative work of several research assistants) and collected public domain portraits. These summaries were informed by information provided in The Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot (2001) edited by John Rignall.

The relationship summaries were written and edited over several years by Dr Bev and several research assistants, including Sydney BatySusannah Boyer, Megan Ekstrom, Lindsay Roberts, Maxwell Robeson, Brandon Unverferth, and Hollie Tucker.

The George Eliot Archive team especially appreciates the editorial assistance in 2020 of Dr. John Rignall and Dr. Kathleen McCormack for suggestions and corrections. We will continue to add more of Eliot's associates in future iterations. Your feedback (including suggested corrections) will be welcome at bdr0032@auburn.edu.