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    George Eliot(Author) Rosemary Ashton(Introduction)

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career; and the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past. As their stories interweave, George Eliot creates a richly nuanced and moving drama, hailed by Virginia Woolf as 'one of the few English novels written for adult people'.

"No Victorian novel approaches Middlemarch in its width of reference, its intellectual power, or the imperturbable spaciousness of its narrative."--V. S. Pritchett

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  • By Kindle Customer on 17 September 2017

    George Eliot stands at the finish of the Victorian novel and at the beginning of the Modern Period. She was hugely intellectual, and this is Manifest in Middlemarch. She writes with profound psychological insight, and vividly depicts a country town just prior to Reform and the encroachment of industry. It is undeniable that this is one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century.

  • By Mrs. P. J. Wheeler on 8 July 2017

    Have read this before but glad I took the time to read it again.

  • By Horace on 13 September 2017

    Good but of a former age. Needs time and continuity.

  • By Evelyn khan Panni on 19 March 2015

    I enjoyed parts is the story much better than other parts. I thought it was too long and had a lot of padding that did not move the narrative along. Parts of Dorothea's life were very boring, but in the second half it was much more interesting. I thought the characters had strange names and some too similar to differentiate easily. It is a good story.

  • By Wendy A on 3 August 2017

    I do enjoy reading the classics but found this one hard going. I sometimes read them two or three times but, once is enough this time.

  • By daniel machover on 19 February 2017

    Excellent novel, beautifully written - tells you so much about relationships

  • By HFC Readers on 8 August 2017

    Love this classic, just wanted to read it again!


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