Mary Ann Evans, better known by her pen name, George Eliot, became the talk of England in 1859 with the publication of her first novel, Adam Bede. Eliot, a favorite writer of Queen Victoria, embodied the realities of rural society in the Victorian era in her novels, as exemplified in her masterpiece, Middlemarch. We have taken a collection of Eliot’s most beloved works and wrapped them in jackets with one-of-a-kind artwork by the creative team at Obvious State.
“Mary Anne Evans smuggled her stories into the public sphere under the pseudonym “George Eliot.” I wanted to illustrate that fact, the woman behind the male pen name, which parallels a tension in her stories between passionate, independent characters and the rigid Victorian society in which they lived.” – Evan Robertson, Obvious State
The books in the set are clothbound hardcover volumes published by Everyman’s Library, complete with silk reading ribbons, acid-free, natural cream-colored paper, and European-style half-round spines.
Juniper Books' custom collection includes artwork you won't find with these books anywhere else. The Obvious State sets are a brilliant and unexpected gift for literary lovers.