George Eliot

In 1885 in the Mikado, women novelists are on the list of the Lord High Executioner to be put away with. Marian Evans, better known as George Eliot, was dead by then. She was born into a time when open adultery was frowned upon unlike to today. Under her pen name of George Eliot, she was to become one of the most read, most mocked, and best earning authors of the 19th century.