A Study of Provinicial Life
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Middlemarch by George Eliot
Book DescriptionA tale of quiet lives in an early 19th-century English provincial town which engages the reader at every level, from the author's chronicle of everyday details to the most exacting philosophical and moral reflection.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857150063
(210mm x 40mm x 132mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Eliot
Adam Bede, Paperback (November 2016)
George Eliot's first novel shows all her humane intelligence and intimate knowledge of the richness and complexity of ordinary life. .
Daniel Deronda, Paperback (November 2016)
A beautiful young woman stands poised over the gambling tables in an expensive hotel. She is aware of, and resents, the gaze of an unusual young man, a stranger, who seems to judge her, and find her wanting.
Middlemarch, Paperback (March 2016)
Splendidly plotted tale, set in 1830s England, recounts incidents of love, death, betrayal, and redemption among residents that include an idealistic young woman, an ambitious doctor, and a financier with a secret past.
Lifted Veil, Paperback (March 2016)» View all books by George Eliot
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
UK Kirkus Review » This is a huge, panoramic novel, creating the unforgettable if unlovable character of the Reverend Edward Casaubon, the idealistic Dorothea Brooke, the dashing radical Will Ladislaw, and many others as well. Middlemarch's two parallel stories, apart from their strong characterization, bring out the clash between the old agricultural and the new industrial societies and cultures played out on the battlefield of the English Midlands. Throughout there is a sense of the inescapability of moral judgments in our lives, of the rich and complex textures of the societies we create and of the land we inherit. All these and very much else. Look only at the scene when the proud, middle-class, upright Mrs Bulstrode confronts her husband with the revelation of his professional corruption. She does not seek to minimize or ignore an iota of that wickedness; but he is her husband and she will stay with him to the end. The reader is struck by just how wise George Eliot is as well as by the obvious literary qualities of the novel, and not least that you can romp through this novel as through a 19th-century soap opera! (Kirkus UK)
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