Mini-text 4: the 'Mary Sue' character (Silly Novels by Lady Novelists)

IB English A Literature: Mini-text 4: the 'Mary Sue' character (Silly Novels by Lady Novelists)

This extract from George Eliot"s essay, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, was once used as a Paper 1 text many, many years ago (before the IB changed the English A courses in 2013). While it is unlikely a text like this would appear on a Paper 1 nowadays, it is still an interesting and fun extract to use with students, thanks to its provocative title, subject matter and acerbic wit. . Written by George Eliot (the pen...


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