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Gordon Haight

Gordon Haight is a Professor of English at Yale, and a biographer of George Eliot.

When George Eliot died in December 1880 no one doubted that England had lost its greatest novelist. It was a reasonable expectation that she would find her place in Poets’ Corner, near the grave of Charles Dickens and the bust of Thackeray. Why has it taken a century to bring this about?

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