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Middlemarch

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Written by George EliotAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by George Eliot
Introduction by A.S. ByattAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by A.S. Byatt

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: October 10, 2000
  • Price: $11.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-78331-2 (0-679-78331-8)
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One of the most accomplished and prominent novels ever written in English, 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."

"No Victorian novel approaches Middlemarch in its width of reference, its intellectual power, or the imperturbable spaciousness of its narrative."
--V. S. Pritchett