Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life




    Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life
    by George Eliot

    Virtual Entertainment, 2013
    Series: The 10 Greatest Books of All Time

    Middlemarch is a novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. Subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life," 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. The pace is leisurely, the tone is mildly didactic (with an authorial voice that occasionally bursts through the narrative), and the canvas is very broad.

    — Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    Cover is the picture of "Dorothea Brooke and Will Ladislaw" from issue published by The Jenson Society, NY, 1910

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