Friday, July 20, 2012

Middlemarch:

A Study of Provincial Life (Google eBook)
Front Cover
 
Penguin, Dec 1, 2003 - 912 pages
"People are almost always better than their neighbours think they are"

George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose pioneering medical methods, combined with an imprudent marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamond, threaten to undermine his career; and the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past. As their stories interweave, George Eliot creates a richly nuanced and moving drama, hailed by Virginia Woolf as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people".

This is july's group read with the group " I should have read classics".  I copies this information from Google Books.

1 comment:

  1. I'll be reading "Middlemarch" out of the three.

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