Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

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"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".

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display_description A sensitive young woman marries a bitter, despotic scholar 30 years her senior, who lives just long enough to blight her spirit. She inherits his fortune, only to learn she will forfeit it if she marries her husband's young cousin, whom she loves. When Dorothea tries to find happiness without Ladislaw, the intricate plots, subplots and character portraits lead to a satisfying conclusion in this masterpiece of 19th-century morals and social issues.
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subject_facet City and town life -- Fiction, England -- Fiction, Fiction, Married people -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction
title_display Middlemarch a study of provincial life
title_full Middlemarch A Study of Provincial Life, Middlemarch [classic] : a study of provincial life / George Eliot
title_short Middlemarch
title_sub A Study of Provincial Life
topic_facet City and town life, Classic Literature, Fiction, Married people, Young women