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Rosemary Ashton’s talk discusses Marian Evans (soon to be known as ‘George Eliot’) in her early London years as a journalist living at 142 Strand, working for John Chapman’s radical journal, the Westminster Review, and meeting many of London’s major authors. It follows her progress as she set up home with the married G.H. Lewes, at first in various lodgings in south London where she started writing fiction and began to be famous. She is then seen in her large house near Regent’s Park, where she and Lewes entertained literary visitors. Finally her last months in Cheyne Row with her new husband John Cross are described, as is her interment in 1880 in Highgate Cemetery.
Rosemary Ashton is Emeritus Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at UCL, where she is a Fellow. She is also a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Literature, and the Royal Society of Arts, and was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 1999. She has written widely about 19th-century literature and culture. Her books include critical biographies of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1996), Thomas and Jane Carlyle (2002), George Eliot (1996), and G.H. Lewes (1991).
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-03-19 2019-03-19 Europe/London George Eliot’s Life in London Rosemary Ashton’s talk discusses Marian Evans (soon to be known as ‘George Eliot’) in her early London years as a journalist https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/03/19/george-eliots-life-in-london-194108 Highgate Cemetery,Swains Lane,London,