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El·i·ot(ĕl′ē-ət), George Pen name of Mary Ann Evans. 1819-1880.
British writer whose novels, all in the 19th-century realist tradition, include Adam Bede (1859), Silas Marner (1861), and her masterpiece, Middlemarch (1872).
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