Middlemarch - George Eliot - George Eliot


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Middlemarch Book Summary

Making masterful use of a counter pointed plot, Eliot presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832. The main characters, Dorothea Brooke and Tertius Lydgate, each long for exceptional lives but are powerfully constrained by their own unrealistic expectations as well as conservative society. The novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits.

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  • Middle March (ninaboss56)

    Wonderful book on a small town and the people in it. All are very human in their strengths and flaws. George Elliot has a talent for understanding and describing the very soul of her characters. I enjoyed reading this although the language was tough at first. I stuck with it and was rewarded with a great story.
  • A classic for sure (Geek for Christ)

    A classic of literature far ahead of its time!
  • The Best, With Typos (TopSkier)

    Middlemarch is the greatest novel in the English language. However, this edition contains a disconcerting number of typographical errors.
  • Middlemarch (Joannalan)

    A terrific read. Even though it was written about two hundred years ago, its characterization of human nature is just as true today. Recommend highly.
  • Middlemarch (marthanuova)

    One of the best - still relevant. MIddlemarch does not disappoint
  • Middlemarch (Djangleville)

    I am the least qualified individual to write a review of this, or any, book. However, I can't resist. This is the most beautifully written book that I have read in a long while. I am 61 years old and have been a reader all my life. The novel has been reviewed hundreds of times because it is so magnificent. The month that I have spent with this book has been so wonderful. Read it. If you want to know why, read one of the competent reviews written about it. They don't come close to the experience of actually reading it, just so you know!
  • Wow! (djmirk)

    What an amazing novel! The last line says it all, but you have to weave through a dizzying array of characters and plots to get there. I read this in college, enjoyed it, and have always carried the professor's advice to read it again in middle age. Now, I have dutifully and gratefully completed by final college assignment almost thirty years later. Many will say the book is too long or boring, but we who have read it can see that they just don't get it.
  • Typos (kpeaob)

    While I appreciate that this download was free, there are far too many typos. George Eliot would be irritated.
  • One of the best Victorian novels (Baker Player)

    Yes, it's long and it contains references to English Reform Bills and the like which Americans may find obscure, but "Middlemarch" is rich in wonderful characters, wisdom, wit and beautifully written prose. As with all great novels, you become very attached to the characters, who, despite how different their lives are from our modern lives, are so full of human folly and nobility that you don't want your acquaintance with them to end. A masterpiece.
  • Middlemarch (Pinkpanzer)

    This time in reading Middlemarch I particularly noticed the issue we all face when dating and contemplating marriage and that is that we take what we know of a person and what we feel we can expect out of life and we paint a picture that is never fulfilled as we envisioned it. The people in this book honored their covenant made in marriage despite their unhappiness. That is no longer a usual occurrence. George Eliot writes magnificently.

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