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George Eliot on Form, Poetry, and How Art Reveals the Interrelated Parts of the Whole
George Eliot on Form, Poetry, and How Art Reveals the Interrelated Parts of the Whole

“Form, as an element of human experience, must begin with the perception of separateness.”

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Beauty, Aging, and the Expansion of Our Sympathies: What George Eliot Teaches Us About the Rewards of Middle Age
Beauty, Aging, and the Expansion of Our Sympathies: What George Eliot Teaches Us About the Rewards of Middle Age

“The greatest benefit we owe the artist, whether painter, poet, or novelist, is the extension of our sympathies.”

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A Very Large Head: The Phrenology of George Eliot
A Very Large Head: The Phrenology of George Eliot

“She is extremely feminine & gentle; & the great strength of her intellect combined with this quality renders her very interesting.”

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George Eliot on Leisure and Our Greatest Source of Restlessness
George Eliot on Leisure and Our Greatest Source of Restlessness

“Even idleness is eager now… Old Leisure was quite a different personage… Life was not a task to him, but a sinecure.”

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Charles Dickens’s Heartening Fan Mail to George Eliot
Charles Dickens’s Heartening Fan Mail to George Eliot

“The exquisite truth and delicacy, both of the humour and the pathos of those stories, I have never seen the like of.”

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What George Eliot Teaches Us about the Life-Cycle of Happiness and the Science of Why We’re Happier When We’re Older
What George Eliot Teaches Us about the Life-Cycle of Happiness and the Science of Why We’re Happier When We’re Older

“One has to spend so many years in learning how to be happy.”

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