“Felix Holt” is an engrossing story the major events of which unfold against the backdrop of the general elections of 1832. Set in the fictional town of Terby Magna, it is a tale that combines vivid characterization with a strong storyline. Eliot’s narrative prowess is at its best as she deftly deals with the intertwined themes of politics, love and family issues. Captivating!
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Felix Holt, austere, idealistic, and passionate, is pitted against the self-satisfied local landlord Harold Transome in this story set in a Midland borough at the time of the Great Reform Bill of 1832. Every class of society is included in Eliot's vivid picture of political ferment.Review:
"a handsomely-produced and reader-friendly edition of Eliot's powerful novel of social ambition and illicit love." -- Margaret Harris, University of Sydney
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140430849
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1973. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. Her most famous wo. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140430849