Middlemarch is a complex tale of idealism, disillusion, profligacy, loyalty and frustrated love.
This penetrating analysis of the life of an English provincial town during the time of social unrest prior to the Reform Bill of 1832 is told through the lives of Dorothea Brooke and Dr Tertius Lydgate and includes a host of other paradigm characters who illuminate the condition of English life in the mid-nineteenth century.
About the Author
Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously.
Female authors were published under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes.
This edition includes an introduction and notes by Doreen Roberts, Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury.
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Number Of Pages: 702
Published: 5th December 2000
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.479