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PITHY QUOTE FROM Eliot: Complete Works

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'For you must know, learned Professor,' I said, 'that I require nothing more in a husband than to save me from the horrific disgrace of spinster-hood and to take me out of England. As negative conditions, my husband must neither expect me to love him nor to mend his clothes, and he must allow me about once in a quarter a sort of conjugal saturnalia in which I may turn the tables upon him, hector and scold and cuff him. . . .'

The Complete Works of George Eliot. Selected Critical Writings, Letter to Charles Bray, 21 October 1846.

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The Complete Works of George Eliot

ISBN: 978-1-57085-667-9

Language: English

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George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross). Chalk, by Sir Frederick William Burton. By permission, National Portrait Gallery, London

List of Contents

The Complete Works of George Eliot contains The Clarendon Edition of the Novels of George Eliot (CENGE), together with her shorter fiction, translations, non-fiction, notebooks, letters and journals. Related materials include the letters of her companion G. H. Lewes; an annotated catalogue of the Eliot-Lewes library; and the Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot.

The Complete Works of George Eliot series is not yet complete; further volumes will be added as they are digitized.


Eliot, George. Adam Bede. Edited by Carol A. Martin. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 2001.

_____. Daniel Deronda. Edited by Graham Handley. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1984.

_____. Felix Holt, the Radical. Edited by Fred C. Thomson. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1980.

_____. Impressions of Theophrastus Such. Edited by Nancy Henry. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1994.

_____. The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob. Edited with an introduction and notes by Helen Small. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1999.

_____. Middlemarch. Edited by David Carroll. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1986.

_____. Mill on the Floss. Edited by Gordon S. Haight. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1979.

_____. Romola. Edited by Andrew Brown. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1993.

_____. Scenes of a Clerical Life. Edited by Thomas A. Noble. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1985.

_____. Silas Marner: the weaver of Raveloe. Edited with an introduction by Terence Cave. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1996.


_____. The Complete Shorter Poetry of George Eliot. Edited by Antonie Gerard van den Broek. 2 volumes. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2004.

_____. The Spanish Gypsy. Edited by Antoine Gerard van den Broek. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.


_____. Early Essays. Edited by George W. Redway. London: Westminster Press, 1919.

_____. Essays and Reviews of George Eliot not hitherto reprinted. Edited with an introductory essay by S.B. Herrick. London: Aldine, 1887.

_____. Selected Critical Writings. Edited by Rosemary Ashton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Translations by George Eliot

Feuerbach, Ludwig. The Essence of Christianity. Translated from the second German edition by Marian Evans [George Eliot]. London: John Chapman, 1854.

Spinoza, Benedict de. Ethics. Translated by George Eliot. Edited by Thomas Deegan. Salzburg: Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik Universität Salzburg, 1981.

Strauss, David Friedrich. The Life of Jesus, critically examined. Translated from the fourth German edition by Marian Evans [George Eliot]. 3 volumes. London: Chapman Brothers, 1846.

Letters and Notebooks

_____. Essays and Leaves from a Note-book. Edited by Charles Lee Lewes. London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1884.

_____. George Eliot's Life, as related in her letters and journals. Arranged and edited by her husband J. W. Cross. 3 volumes. London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1885.

_____. Some George Eliot notebooks: an edition of the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library's George Eliot holograph notebooks. Edited by William Baker. 4 vols. Salzburg: Institut für Englische Sprache und Literatur, Universität Salzburg, 1976-1985.

_____. George Eliot's Middlemarch Notebooks a Trancription. Edited by John Clark Pratt and Victor A. Neufeldt. University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1979.

George Eliot and George Henry Lewes

Baker, William. The George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Library, an annotated catalogue of their books at Dr. William's Library. Edited and annotated by William Baker. London and New York: Garland, 1977.

_____. The Libraries of George Eliot and George Henry Lewes. Edited and annotated by William Baker. Victoria, B.C.: English Literary Studies, University of Victoria, 1981.

_____. The Letters of George Henry Lewes (with new George Eliot letters). Edited by William Baker. 3 volumes. English Literary Studies: University of Victoria, 1995-1999.


Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot. Edited by John Rignall, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.


William Baker is Presidential Research Professor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

The best available edition. . . . The Clarendon format . . . establishes the history of the text with impeccable research.

—Journal of English and Germanic Philology.

Not even the most ardent skeptics of the merits of bibliography and usefulness of textual criticism can doubt that this Clarendon edition will initiate even greater interest in Middlemarch and open the way to new beginnings and new directions in George Eliot scholarship.

—Nineteenth-Century Literature

Superb scholarly edition of Eliot’s Adam Bede . . . An indispensable purchase for all academic libraries and large public libraries.


["The Spanish Gypsy"] . . . [an] invaluable edition . . . Pickering & Chatto are to be congratulated in publishing one of George Eliot’s hitherto least available but nevertheless highly significant texts.

—The Year's Work in English Studies