Elizabeth Evans

woman and Dinah Morris

Died aged unknown

Dinah Morris is a major character in George Eliot's novel Adam Bede (1859); a Methodist lay preacher, she was modelled on Eliot's aunt Elizabeth Evans. Dinah visits the fictional community of Hayslope — a rural, pastoral and close-knit community in 1799. She says to Lisbeth Bede in Chapter Ten, "I work in the cotton-mill when I am at home." She lives thirty miles away in the fictional Snowfield, in the fictional Stonyshire County.

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Elizabeth Evans immortalised as Dinah Morris in George Eliot's Adam Bede lived here until her death in this house on May 9th 1849

35 St. John's Street, Wirksworth, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1849)