Synopses & Reviews
It was George Eliot's ambition to create a world and portray a whole community--tradespeople, middle classes, country gentry--in the rising fictional provincial town of Middlemarch, circa 1830. Vast and crowded, rich in narrative irony and suspense, Middlemarch
is richer still in character and in its sense of how individual destinies are shaped by and shape the community.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Rosemary Ashton
About the Author
George Eliot was the nom de plume of Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880). She began her literary career as a translator and later was editor of the Westminster Review. In 1857 she published Scenes of Clerical Life
, the first of eight novels she would publish under the name George Eliot.
Rosemary Ashton teaches at University College London.