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Middlemarch By George Eliot
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Middlemarch is a novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. It is her seventh novel, begun in 1869 and then put aside during the final illness of Thornton Lewes, the... More > 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. Subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life," the novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during the period 1830–32.< Less
MIDDLEMARCH By George Eliot
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"Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has... More > not smiled with some gentleness at the thought of the little girl walking forth one morning hand-in-hand with her still smaller brother, to go and seek martyrdom in the country of the Moors? Out they toddled from rugged Avila, wide-eyed and helpless-looking as two fawns, but with human hearts, already beating to a national idea; until domestic reality met them in the shape of uncles, and turned them back from their great resolve. That child-pilgrimage was a fit beginning. Theresa's passionate, ideal nature demanded an epic life: what were many-volumed romances of chivalry and the social conquests of a brilliant girl to her? Her flame quickly burned up that light fuel..."< Less
MIDDLEMARCH By George Eliot
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"Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has... More > not smiled with some gentleness at the thought of the little girl walking forth one morning hand-in-hand with her still smaller brother, to go and seek martyrdom in the country of the Moors? Out they toddled from rugged Avila, wide-eyed and helpless-looking as two fawns, but with human hearts, already beating to a national idea; until domestic reality met them in the shape of uncles, and turned them back from their great resolve. That child-pilgrimage was a fit beginning. Theresa's passionate, ideal nature demanded an epic life: what were many-volumed romances of chivalry and the social conquests of a brilliant girl to her? Her flame quickly burned up that light fuel..."< Less
Middlemarch By George Eliot
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The book examines the role of education in the lives of the characters and how such education and study has affected the characters. Rosamond Vincy’s finishing school education is a foil to... More > Dorothea Brooke’s religiously-motivated quest for knowledge. Rosamond initially admires Lydgate for his exotic education, and his intellect. A similar dynamic is present in Dorothea and Casaubon’s relationship, with Dorothea revering her new husband’s intellect and eloquence. In both cases, however, the young wives’ expectations of their husbands’ intellects are not reflected in reality.< Less
Middlemarch By George Eliot
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"Middlemarch", one of the masterpieces of English fiction, is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch. It has multiple plots with a large cast of characters, and in addition to... More > 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, education, class climbing and sinking, love and marriage. Despite the fact that it has some comical characters, "Middlemarch" is a work of realism. Through the voices and opinions of different characters we become aware of various broad issues of the day: the Great Reform Bill, the beginnings of the railways, the death of King George IV and the succession of his brother, the Duke of Clarence (King William IV).< Less
Middlemarch By George Eliot
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Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. It is her seventh novel, begun in 1869 and then put aside during the final... More > 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. Subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life", the novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch, thought to be based on Coventry, 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 ...< Less
Middlemarch By George Eliot
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Making masterful use of a counterpointed plot, Eliot presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832. The main characters, Dorothea Brooke... More > and Tertius Lydgate, each long for exceptional lives but are powerfully constrained by their own unrealistic expectations as well as conservative society. The novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits.< Less
Middlemarch, Volume IV By George Eliot
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Volume 4 of 4. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life. A novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. Themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage,... More > idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Virginia Woolf described Middlemarch as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people". This book is a reproduction of the 1871 First Edition.< Less
Middlemarch, Volume IV By George Eliot
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Volume 4 of 4. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life. A novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. Themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage,... More > idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Virginia Woolf described Middlemarch as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people". This book is a reproduction of the 1871 First Edition.< Less
Middlemarch, Volume II By George Eliot
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Volume 2 of 4. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life. A novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. Themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage,... More > idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Virginia Woolf described Middlemarch as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people". This book is a reproduction of the 1871 First Edition.< Less