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  • Published: 21 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141199795
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 944
  • RRP: $22.99

Middlemarch




The new paperback series: Penguin English Library

'She did not know then that it was Love who had come to her briefly as in a dream before awaking, with the hues of morning on his wings - that it was Love to whom she was sobbing her farewell as his image was banished by the blameless rigour of irresistible day'

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 marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods 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 adult people'.

  • Published: 21 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141199795
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 944
  • RRP: $22.99

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