The Resource Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Label
Middlemarch
Title
Middlemarch
Statement of responsibility
George Eliot ; with a new introduction by Michael Faber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Middlemarch is George Eliot's masterpiece, a Victorian novel on the grandest scale. Originally published in serial form in Blackwood's Magazine in 1871-1872, it was at once a critical and popular success. 'No Victorian novel approaches Middlemarch in its width of reference, its intellectual power, or the imperturbable spaciousness of its narrative,' V. S. Pritchett noted. Set in a fictional Midlands town, the novel chronicles nineteenth-century English provincial life through its precisely delineated characters, weaving many stories into one richly textured tapestry. Eliot renders her vast cast with cool irony and intelligence: Dorothea Brooke, the 'latter-day St. Theresa,' intense, impassioned, and frustrated; Tertius Lydgate, the idealistic young doctor who comes to Middlemarch fired with the desire to spread the new science of medicine; Fred Vincy and his spoiled, pretentious sister Rosamond; Casaubon, Dorothea's elderly husband, for whom she feels at first awe and finally pity; and the many lesser characters who people this epic in a small landscape. Unsurpassed in its depiction of human nature, Middlemarch is one of the great works of world literature
Summary
A sensitive young woman marries a bitter, despotic scholar 30 years her senior, who lives just long enough to blight her spirit. She inherits his fortune, only to learn she will forfeit it if she marries her husband's young cousin, whom she loves. When Dorothea tries to find happiness without Ladislaw, the intricate plots, subplots and character portraits lead to a satisfying conclusion in this masterpiece of 19th-century morals and social issues
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
025872
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1819-1880
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
George Eliot
Dewey number
823.5
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1210
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a study of provincial life
Label
Middlemarch
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003882
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679641414
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Middlemarch
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003882
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780679641414
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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