Random House Publishing Group, Apr 30, 1994
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."
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carebear10712 - LibraryThing
This book took me two months to read. Granted, it was an office book (read during lunch at work), but two months is a long time, when you are reading consistently. It's epic. I don't know how I got ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - NadineC.Keels - LibraryThing
In all honesty, I enjoyed it more and read it faster than I thought I would. My favorite line of Eliot's came at the end: "...for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts ... Read full review