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Relationship Web

Coming Soon

The George Eliot Archive will feature an interactive relationship web (also known as a personography) in which the novelist's relations with friends, family members, and business associates are visualized.

More significant relationships will be displayed as physically larger and closer to George Eliot's portrait, while lesser relations are smaller and placed further away. Portraits and brief biographical summaries informed by The Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot (edited by John Rignall) are featured for more than 150 individuals who were connected to Eliot.

The relationship summaries were written originally by graduate student Sydney Baty and evolved over iterations and contributions by Susannah Boyer, Megan Ekstrom, Lindsay Roberts, Maxwell Robeson, and Brandon Unverferth.

The George Eliot Archive team especially appreciates the editorial assistance of Dr. John Rignall and Dr. Kathleen McCormack for suggestions and corrections. We will continue to add more of Eliot's associates in future iterations. Your feedback (including suggested corrections) will be welcome at brilett2@unl.edu.