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George Eliot [pseud]


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George Eliot [pseud] : 

'As a boy George Acorn [an] East Londoner, read "all sorts and conditions of books from 'Penny Bloods' to George Eliot" with "some appreciation of style", enough to recognise the affinities of high and low literature. Thus he discerningly characterised "Treasure Island" as "the usual penny blood sort of story, with the halo of greatness about it".'

Century:      Reader/Listener/Group: George Acorn      Print: Book


George Eliot [pseud] : Mill on the Floss, The

'only think of having the Mill on the Floss the second day of publication, & of my very own. I think it is so kind of you, & am so greedy to read it I can scarcely be grateful enough to write this letter'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell      Print: Book


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