"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.