In the following study the six sources most often cited are identified by abbreviations, many of them incorporated directly into the text. All quotations of George Eliot's novels come from the Cabinet Edition (Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 187780), which remains the most useful collected edition lmtil the completion of the Oxford University Press edition now in preparation under the supervision of Gordon S. Haight. Citations comprise chapter and page numbers; thus (16:270) refers the reader to chapter 16, page 270 in the Cabinet Edition of the novel under discussion. The standard editions of George Eliot's letters, essays, and principal biographies are designated by the following abbreviations:
Letters — The George Eliot Letters, ed. Gordon S. Haight, 7 vols. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1954-55)
Essays —Essays of George Eliot, ed. Thomas Pinney (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1963)
Cross —John Walter Cross, George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, Cabinet Edition, 3 vols. (Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1885),
Haight — Gordon S. Haight, George Eliot: A Biography (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1968)
In the citations of these sources, volume numbers are identified by Roman numerals; thus (Letters, III, 128) refers the reader to page 128 in the third volume of Haight's edition of the letters. All quotations of Ruskin come from The Works of John Ruskin, ed. E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, Library Edition, 39 vols. (London: George Allen, 1903-12), identified here simply as Works.
Created 2000; reformatted 2007 and 14 April 2015