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Middlemarch (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Often called the greatest nineteenth-century British novelist, George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans) created in Middlemarch a vast panorama of life in a provincial Midlands town. At the storys center stands the intellectual and idealistic Dorothea Brooke—a character who in many ways resembles Eliot herself. But the very qualities that set Dorothea apart from the materialistic, mean-spirited society around her also lead her into a disastrous marriage with a man she mistakes for her soul mate. In a parallel story, young doctor Tertius Lydgate, who is equally idealistic, falls in love with the pretty but vain and superficial Rosamund Vincy, whom he marries to his ruin.

Eliot surrounds her main figures with a gallery of characters drawn from every social class, from laborers and shopkeepers to the rising middle class to members of the wealthy, landed gentry. Together they form an extraordinarily rich and precisely detailed portrait of English provincial life in the 1830s. But Dorotheas and Lydgates struggles to retain their moral integrity in the midst of temptation and tragedy remind us that their world is very much like our own. Strikingly modern in its painful ironies and psychological insight, Middlemarch was pivotal in the shaping of twentieth-century literary realism.

Lynne Sharon Schwartz is the author of fourteen books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, including the novels Disturbances in the Field, Leaving Brooklyn, and In the Family Way, and the memoir Ruined by Reading. Her poetry collection In Solitary and her translation of A Place to Live: Selected Essays of Natalia Ginzburg appeared in 2002.

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"Middlemarch presents a vast panorama of life in a provincial Midlands town. At the story's center stands the intellectual and idealistic Dorothea Brooke. But the very qualities that set Dorothea apart from the materialistic, mean-spirited society around her also lead her into a disastrous marriage with a man she mistakes for her soul mate. In a parallel story, young doctor Tertius Lydgate, who is equally idealistic, falls in love with the pretty but superficial Rosamund Vincy, whom he marries to his ruin. Eliot's characters are drawn from every social class, forming an extraordinarily rich and precisely detailed portrait of English provincial life in the 1830s. Dorothea's and Lydgate's struggles to retain their integrity in the midst of temptation and tragedy remind us of a world very much like our own.

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Often called the greatest nineteenth-century British novelist, George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans) created in Middlemarch a vast panorama of life in a provincial Midlands town. At the story’s center stands the intellectual and idealistic Dorothea Brooke—a character who in many ways resembles Eliot herself. But the very qualities that set Dorothea apart from the materialistic, mean-spirited society around her also lead her into a disastrous marriage with a man she mistakes for her soul mate. In a parallel story, young doctor Tertius Lydgate, who is equally idealistic, falls in love with the pretty but vain and superficial Rosamund Vincy, whom he marries to his ruin.

Eliot surrounds her main figures with a gallery of characters drawn from every social class, from laborers and shopkeepers to the rising middle class to members of the wealthy, landed gentry. Together they form an extraordinarily rich and precisely detailed portrait of English provincial life in the 1830s. But Dorothea’s and Lydgate’s struggles to retain their moral integrity in the midst of temptation and tragedy remind us that their world is very much like our own. Strikingly modern in its painful ironies and psychological insight, Middlemarch was pivotal in the shaping of twentieth-century literary realism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593080235
Introduction:
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon
Introduction by:
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon
Introduction:
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon
Illustrator:
McDaniel, Megan
Author:
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon
Author:
McDaniel, Megan
Author:
Eliot, George
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
LITERATURE - LIT CLASSICS TRD PB
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes and Noble Classics
Series Volume:
03-5
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
848
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 1.7 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Middlemarch presents a vast panorama of life in a provincial Midlands town. At the story's center stands the intellectual and idealistic Dorothea Brooke. But the very qualities that set Dorothea apart from the materialistic, mean-spirited society around her also lead her into a disastrous marriage with a man she mistakes for her soul mate. In a parallel story, young doctor Tertius Lydgate, who is equally idealistic, falls in love with the pretty but superficial Rosamund Vincy, whom he marries to his ruin. Eliot's characters are drawn from every social class, forming an extraordinarily rich and precisely detailed portrait of English provincial life in the 1830s. Dorothea's and Lydgate's struggles to retain their integrity in the midst of temptation and tragedy remind us of a world very much like our own.
"Synopsis" by ,
Often called the greatest nineteenth-century British novelist, George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans) created in Middlemarch a vast panorama of life in a provincial Midlands town. At the story’s center stands the intellectual and idealistic Dorothea Brooke—a character who in many ways resembles Eliot herself. But the very qualities that set Dorothea apart from the materialistic, mean-spirited society around her also lead her into a disastrous marriage with a man she mistakes for her soul mate. In a parallel story, young doctor Tertius Lydgate, who is equally idealistic, falls in love with the pretty but vain and superficial Rosamund Vincy, whom he marries to his ruin.

Eliot surrounds her main figures with a gallery of characters drawn from every social class, from laborers and shopkeepers to the rising middle class to members of the wealthy, landed gentry. Together they form an extraordinarily rich and precisely detailed portrait of English provincial life in the 1830s. But Dorothea’s and Lydgate’s struggles to retain their moral integrity in the midst of temptation and tragedy remind us that their world is very much like our own. Strikingly modern in its painful ironies and psychological insight, Middlemarch was pivotal in the shaping of twentieth-century literary realism.

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