Middlemarch (Hardcover)

By George Eliot, Eric Shaffert, E. S. Shaffer (Introduction by)
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Description


One of the most accomplished and prominent novels of the Victorian era, "Middlemarch" is an unsurpassed portrait of nineteenth-century English provincial life. Dorothea Brooke is a young woman of fervent ideals who yearns to effect social change yet faces resistance from the society she inhabits. In this epic in a small landscape, Eliot's large cast of precisely delineated characters and the rich tapestry of their stories result in a wise, compassionate, and astute vision of human nature. As Virginia Woolf declared, George Eliot "was one of the first English novelists to discover that men and women think as well as feel, and the discovery was of great artistic moment."
Introduction by E. S. Shaffer
(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)

About the Author


George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Ann, or Marion, Evans (1819-1880), was the author of several novels including Silas Marner. Middlemarch is considered not only her finest work, but one of the greatest English novels of the 19th century.



Praise For…


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679405672
ISBN-10: 0679405674
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: October 15th, 1991
Pages: 936
Language: English