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Middlemarch - George Eliot
Middlemarch
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Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by George Eliot, . Her seventh novel, begun in 1869 and then put aside during the final illness of Thornton Lewes, the son of her companion George Henry Lewes. During the following year Eliot resumed work, fusing together several stories into a... show more
Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by George Eliot, . Her seventh novel, begun in 1869 and then put aside during the final illness of Thornton Lewes, the son of her companion George Henry Lewes. During the following year Eliot resumed work, fusing together several stories into a coherent whole, and during 1871–72 the novel appeared in serial form. The first one-volume edition was published in 1874, and attracted large sales.The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during the period 1830–32. It has multiple plots with a large cast of characters, and in addition to its distinct though interlocking narratives it pursues a number of underlying themes, including the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00BA2YFKS
Publisher: Herne Ridge Ltd.
Pages no: 812
Edition language: English
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Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
4.5 The March of Time for the Middle Classes
This was my first reading of George Eliot, but this glorious observation of nineteenth century provincial life is has been an absolute treat. A novel of its time, the language is sumptuously expansive ( I benefited from the in-built Kindle dictionary function) threaded through the eighty seven chapt...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
Magnificent, magnificent opus but I will still admit to skipping parts and not going back to pick them up. This is one of those that was on my literary bucket list. Glad I read it but not sure if it will ever end up in the re-read pile. Let's call it 4 and half stars.
Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 Middlemarch by George Eliot
This will be a personal reaction, not a proper review. And yes, 4 stars, which for a book of the stature of Middlemarch, translates as, “This is very good, but I was disappointed.” Middlemarch is the story of a number of people in an English town in the early 1830s, written decades later with the ...
Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 Middlemarch
This will be a personal reaction, not a proper review. And yes, 4 stars, which for a book of the stature of Middlemarch, translates as, “This is very good, but I was disappointed.” Middlemarch is the story of a number of people in an English town in the early 1830s, written decades later with the be...
moving under skies
moving under skies rated it
5.0 Middlemarch
Sorry I waited so long to pick this up--an instant favourite. (Proper review forthcoming.)
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