A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by George Eliot, who developed the method of psychological analysis in modern fiction. Titles in this study guide include Silas Marner and Middlemarch. As a revolutionary voice of literary realism and psychological insight of the nineteenth-century, Eliot’s books were considered intellectual art with a focus on the importance of mundane life. Moreover, Eliot is known as the “first modern novelist who observed moral, social, and medical phenomena.” This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Eliot’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.