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Mary Anne Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian Era. She used a male pen name to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot’s life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances (x).
Catholic Worker crusader Dorothy Day with her prison dress [covered with autographs!] On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Arriving at a rural workhouse, the women were roughly handled. The women responded with a hunger strike. Finally they were freed by presidential order.
George Eliot - real name Mary Anne Evans 1819-1880 was an English novelist, journalist and translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian Era. She wrote seven novels including Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) A famous playwright, author of "Long Day's Journey into Night," and "Ah, Wilderness!” came from a deeply troubled family background, suffering from clinical depression the greater portion of his life. His most famous plays were written between 1935 and 1943 despite persistent mental illness. He is the only American playwright to have won the Nobel Prize for literature.