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Middlemarch by George Eliot

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Also by George Eliot:

Middlemarch, December 2012
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Middlemarch
George Eliot, Jessica Hische

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Penguin Classics
December 2012
On Sale: November 28, 2012
Featuring: Dorothea Brooke; Dr. Lydgate; Fred Vincy
912 pages
ISBN: 0143123815
EAN: 9780143123811
Hardcover (reprint)
$22.00
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Literature and Fiction Classics

E is for Eliot. 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 proposed Reform Bill promises political change; the building of railroads alters both the physical and cultural landscape; new scientific approaches to medicine incite public division; and scandal lurks behind respectability. 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. Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s clear-eyed yet humane understanding of characters caught up in the mysterious unfolding of self-knowledge.

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