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Comte, Auguste; Feuerbach, Ludwig; Religion and Morality; Spinoza, Benedict (Baruch) De; Strauss, David Friedrich.

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Two essays reprinted in George Eliot's Essays and Leaves from a Notebook—"Evangelical Morality: Dr. Cummings" (1855) and "The Poet Young" (1857)—are especially relevant to her moral views.

The standard biography is John W. Cross, The Life of George Eliot, 3 vols. (London, 1885–1887); it is composed mainly of her letters, heavily censored. Marian Evans and George Eliot, by Lawrence and Elisabeth Hanson (London: Oxford University Press, 1952), is more accurate and contains a good bibliography. The George Eliot Letters, edited by Gordon Haight, 7 vols. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1954–1955), is a masterpiece of scholarship. Two essays by R. H. Hutton, reprinted in his Modern Guides to English Thought (London: Macmillan, 1887), give an assessment by a younger contemporary from an orthodox Christian standpoint.

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