Middlemarch-9780141439549

Middlemarch

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Author: Eliot, George, Ashton, Rosemary, Ashton, Rosemary, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Penguin Classics, Series: N/A, Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Published: 30/01/2003, Pagination: 880 pages, Classification: Fiction & related items, Country of Publication:

19.8 cm H | 13 cm W | 3.8 cm T | 594.2 g Wt

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World''One of the few English novels written for grown-up people' Virginia WoolfGeorge Eliot's nuanced and moving novel is a masterly evocation of connected lives, changing fortunes and human frailties in a provincial community.

Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfilment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; Dr Lydgate, whose pioneering medical methods, combined with an imprudent marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamond, threaten to undermine his career; and the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past. Edited with an Introduction and notes by ROSEMARY ASHTON