Middlemarch (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)

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Considered one the masterpieces of realist fiction, George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands town in the midst of modern changes. The quiet drama of ordinary lives and flawed choices are played out in the complexly portrayed central characters of the novel-the idealistic Dorothea Brooke; the ambitious Dr. Lydgate; the spendthrift Fred Vincy; and the steadfast Mary Garth. The appearance of two outsiders further disrupts the town's equilibrium-Will Ladislaw, the spirited nephew of Dorothea's husband, the Rev. Edward Casaubon, and the sinister John Raffles, who threatens to expose the hidden past of one of the town's elite.

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""Middlemarch," the magnificent book which with all its imperfections is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people."
--Virginia Woolf
"The most profound, wise and absorbing of English novels . . . and, above all, truthful and forgiving about human behaviour."
--Hermione Lee
"No Victorian novel approaches "Middlemarch" in its width of reference, its intellectual power, or the imperturbable spaciousness of its narrative...I doubt if any Victorian novelist has as much to teach the modern novelists as George Eliot...No writer has ever represented the ambiguities of moral choice so fully."
--V. S. Pritchett
"Middlemarch is probably the greatest English novel."
--Julian Barnes
"It is possible to argue that Middlemarch is the greatest English novel."
--A. S. Byatt

"Certainly the greatest [English] novel."
--Martin Amis
"Middlemarch," the magnificent book which with all its imperfections is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.
Virginia Woolf
The most profound, wise and absorbing of English novels . . . and, above all, truthful and forgiving about human behaviour.
Hermione Lee
"No Victorian novel approaches"Middlemarch"in its width of reference, its intellectual power, or the imperturbable spaciousness of its narrative...I doubt if any Victorian novelist has as much to teach the modern novelists as George Eliot...No writer has ever represented the ambiguities of moral choice so fully."
V. S. Pritchett
"Middlemarchis probably the greatest English novel."
Julian Barnes
"It is possible to argue that Middlemarch is the greatest English novel."
A. S. Byatt

"Certainly the greatest [English] novel."
Martin Amis
"

Middlemarch, the magnificent book which with all its imperfections is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.
Virginia Woolf
The most profound, wise and absorbing of English novels . . . and, above all, truthful and forgiving about human behaviour.
Hermione Lee
"No Victorian novel approachesMiddlemarchin its width of reference, its intellectual power, or the imperturbable spaciousness of its narrative...I doubt if any Victorian novelist has as much to teach the modern novelists as George Eliot...No writer has ever represented the ambiguities of moral choice so fully."
V. S. Pritchett
"Middlemarchis probably the greatest English novel."
Julian Barnes
"It is possible to argue that Middlemarch is the greatest English novel."
A. S. Byatt

"Certainly the greatest [English] novel."
Martin Amis

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In Middlemarch George Eliot gives us a portrait of provincial life in Victorian England that has never been surpassed.

Wit, irony, pathos and brilliant insight into human nature colour every strand of plot and every beautifully drawn character. Foremost among these and Dorothea Booke, passionate to use her spirit and talent in a wider world than that typically afforded to women in the 1830s; Casuabon, the dry, jealous academic; Doctor Lydgate, who dreams of pioneering research in medical science; spoilt, pretty Rosamond Vincy who sees as 'a man whom it would be delightful to enslave'.

The novel centres on the marriages of Dorothea and of Lydgate, and on the web of relationships that connects us to each other. While eagerly awaiting the next part of the Middlemarch serial in 1872, the Spectator critic declared that 'Middlemarch bids more than fair to be one of the great books of the world'.

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