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Middlemarch

(1871)
Author: George Eliot
Publisher: Signet Classic
Pages: 892
Personal Rating: 0/10
Amazon: 4/5
Goodreads: 4/5
Bindings:Paper Back
Classifications:History
Drama
Romance
Synopsis:
Middlemarch is a town on the rise. With its old country gentry, middle classes, and tradesmen, it is ever growing and changing with the times, circa 1830. Vast and crowded, rich in irony and suspense, the novel is richer still in psychological insight. One of the best loved works of the nineteenth century, it introduces two of the era's most enduring characters—Dorothea Brooke, a passionately idealistic woman who traps herself in a loveless marriage, and Tertius Lydgate, an ambitious young doctor betrayed by his wife's egoism and his own weakness—and explores the complex social relationships in a town that moves and breathes with a life of its own.