Middlemarch : A Study Of Provinicial Life

Author: George Eliot
Homepage 9781857150063

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  • : $27.99(AUD)
  • : 9781857150063
  • : Everyman
  • : Everyman's Library
  • : 1.9
  • : September 1991
  • : 1.75000mm X 5.25000mm X 8.00000mm
  • : 27.99
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  • : books

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  • : Everyman's Library Classics Ser.
  • : Hardcover
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  • : 743
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Barcode 9781857150063


Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), appearing in eight instalments (volumes) in 1871 and 1872. Set in a fictitious English Midlands town from 1829 to 1832, it follows distinct, intersecting stories with many characters. Issues include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Despite comic elements, Middlemarch uses realism to encompass historical events: the 1832 Reform Act, early railways, and the accession of King William IV. It views contemporary medicine and examines reactionary views in a settled community facing unwelcome change. Eliot began writing the two pieces that would form the novel in 1869-1870 and completed it in 1871. Initial reviews were mixed, but it is now seen widely as her best work and one of the great novels in English.

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