Mary Ann Evans, one of the most brilliant of Victorian novelists, published under the pen name ‘George Eliot, she said, because she wanted her works to be taken seriously and to distance herself from the women novelists whom she considered silly. She was the assistant editor of the left - leaning Westminster Review, to which she contributed many literary essays. From 1854 on, she lived with G. H. Lewes. By 1859, she was celebrity novelist, and she wrote popular novels for the next 15 years.
English Victorian novelist known for her sensitive and honest depiction of life and people. Initially Eliot translated works of other writers. She is famous for the psychological analysis of her characters in classics works.