A purely speculative thought on my part; no grounding. On literature if
not on Eliot.
I happened to be talking to someone the other day and I mentioned the
Charterhouse of Parma. Afterwards, idly musing, it popped into my head
that there are three authors I can think of whose works share a certain
feature: the pressure of the author's intellect is pervades them.
Austen. Stendahl. Marianane Moore.