Middlemarch

Middlemarch

George Eliot

language: English

Publisher: Digireads.com

Publishing date: May 30, 2016

Words: 316502
Pages: 1370

Description:

Writing at the very moment when the foundations of Western thought were being challenged and undermined, George Eliot fashions in "Middlemarch" (1871-2) the quintessential Victorian novel, a concept of life and society free from the dogma of the past yet able to confront the scepticism that was taking over the age. In a panoramic sweep of English life during the years leading up to the First Reform Bill of 1832, Eliot explores nearly every subject of concern to modern life: art, religion, science, politics, self, society, human relationships. Among her characters are some of the most remarkable portraits in English literature: Dorothea Brooke, the heroine, idealistic but naive; Rosamond Vincy, beautiful and egoistic; Edward Casaubon, the dry-as-dust scholar; Tertius Lydgate, the brilliant but morally flawed physician; the passionate artist Will Ladislaw; and Fred Vincey and Mary Garth, childhood sweethearts whose charming courtship is one of the many humorous elements in the novel's rich comic vein. [![Get it on Google Play](https://play.google.com/intl/en_us/badges/images/generic/en_badge_web_generic.png)](http://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=yby7BQAAQBAJ&rdid=book-yby7BQAAQBAJ&PAffiliateID=1011l35dV)