Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life
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 - lit_chick - LibraryThing
2011, Naxos Audiobooks, Read by Juliet Stevenson It was wicked to let a young girl blindly decide her fate in that way, without any effort to save her. (Ch 29) Middlemarch, initially published ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Frenzie - LibraryThing
While the book drags on a bit (to put it lightly) and turns into a romance novel at the end, it's an interesting view on the problem of voting privileges through the lens of a small town. Read full review