George Eliot

Middlemarch

“Middlemarch” by George Eliot, one of the masterpieces of English fiction, is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch.
It has multiple plots with a large cast of characters, and in addition to its distinct though interlocking narratives it pursues a number of underlying themes, including the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, education, class climbing and sinking, love and marriage. Despite the fact that it has some comical characters, “Middlemarch” is a work of realism. Through the voices and opinions of different characters we become aware of various broad issues of the day: the Great Reform Bill, the beginnings of the railways, the death of King George IV and the succession of his brother, the Duke of Clarence (King William IV).
1,119 printed pages

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Quotes

    Maria Mokhovahas quoted22 days ago
    To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.
    missninahas quoted2 months ago
    But a prig is a fellow who is always making you a present of his opinions.
    missninahas quoted2 months ago
    “At least, Fred, let me advise you not to fall in love with her, for she says she would not marry you if you asked her.”

    “She might have waited till I did ask her.”

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