Middlemarch

Among her characters are some of the most remarkable portraits in English literature: Dorothea Brooke, the heroine, idealistic but naive; Rosamund Vincy, beautiful and egoistic; Edward Casaubon, the dry-as-dust scholar; Tertius Lydgate, the ...

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262371

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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In nineteenth-century England, Dorthea Brooke's wishes to defy social conventions are inhibited by the strict nature of her surroundings.

My Life in Middlemarch

The novel, which Virginia Woolf famously described as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people," offered Mead something that modern life and literature did not.

Author: Rebecca Mead

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307984788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories. Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when she first read George Eliot's Middlemarch, regarded by many as the greatest English novel. After gaining admission to Oxford, and moving to the United States to become a journalist, through several love affairs, then marriage and family, Mead read and reread Middlemarch. The novel, which Virginia Woolf famously described as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people," offered Mead something that modern life and literature did not. In this wise and revealing work of biography, reporting, and memoir, Rebecca Mead leads us into the life that the book made for her, as well as the many lives the novel has led since it was written. Employing a structure that deftly mirrors that of the novel, My Life in Middlemarch takes the themes of Eliot's masterpiece--the complexity of love, the meaning of marriage, the foundations of morality, and the drama of aspiration and failure--and brings them into our world. Offering both a fascinating reading of Eliot's biography and an exploration of the way aspects of Mead's life uncannily echo that of Eliot herself, My Life in Middlemarch is for every ardent lover of literature who cares about why we read books, and how they read us.

Middlemarch

In Middlemarch, George Eliot fashions a concept of life and society free of the dogma of the past yet able to confront the scepticism of the age. This new critical edition features an introduction by Felicia Bonaparte.

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192825070

Category: City and town life

Page: 849

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Writing at the very moment when the foundations of Western thought were being challenged and undermined, George Eliot fashions in Middlemarch (1871-2), the quintessential Victorian novel, a concept of life and society free of the dogma of the past yet able to confront the scepticism that was taking over the age. In a panoramic sweep of English life during the years leading up to the First Reform Bill of 1832, Eliot explores nearly every subject of concern to modern life: art, religion, science, politics, self, society, human relationships. Among her characters are some of the most remarkable portraits in English literature: Dorothea Brooke, the heroine, idealistic but naive; Rosamond Vincy, beautiful and egoistic; Edward Casaubon, the dry-as-dust scholar; Tertius Lydgate, the brilliant but morally flawed physician; the passionate artist, Will Ladislaw; and Fred Vincy and Mary Garth, the childhood sweethearts whose charming courtship is one of the many humorous elements in the novel's rich comic vein. Felicia Bonaparte has provided a new introduction to this updated edition, the text of which is taken from the Clarendon critical edition.

Middlemarch

Considéré comme le chef-d'oeuvre de la grande romancière anglaise, ce roman de 1872 est une chronique provinciale racontant deux mariages malheureux avec un réalisme psychologique qui annonce Henry James.

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Gallimard Education

ISBN: 9782070403417

Category: Fiction

Page: 1152

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Middlemarch (1871-1872) est sans doute le plus beau roman de George Eliot, en tout cas son roman le plus complet (le sixième sur sept). Deux intrigues sentimentales principales, l'histoire des deux mariages de Dorothea et le mariage malheureux de Lydgate, jeune médecin ambitieux, avec la vulgaire Rosamond Vincy, se détachent sur un fond foisonnant de personnages et d'événements, d'épisodes intéressants, amusants, émouvants. Un des charmes de George Eliot est dans cette surabondance de détails. Nous avons fait figurer en préface un beau texte de Virginia Woolf sur George Eliot : " L'issue fut triomphale pour elle, quel qu'ait pu être le destin de ses créatures ; et quand nous nous rappelons tout ce qu'elle a osé, tout ce qu'elle a accompli, la façon dont, malgré tous les obstacles qui jouaient contre elle (le sexe, la santé, les conventions), elle a cherché toujours plus de savoir, toujours plus de liberté jusqu'au jour où le corps, accablé par son double fardeau, s'effondra, épuisé, nous devons poser sur sa tombe toutes les brassées de lauriers et de roses que nous possédons. "

Eliot Middlemarch

With this turn toward the question of gender , Woolf prepares not only for a rehabilitation of Middlemarch , but also for a new style of reading that would ...

Author: Karen Chase

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521359153

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

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Paying much attention to the novel's intellectual and social context, this comprehensive introduction appraises it within nineteenth-century traditions of the novel in England and Europe and emphasizes the "Woman Question."

Middlemarch

Middlemarch is not pitched with lofty hauteur at a middle-brow audience. It is unflinchingly aimed at an intelligent, enquiring readership with a genuine ...

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781905716074

Category: City and town life

Page: 840

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Middlemarch is a monumental novel, and as much a delight to read today as it has ever been. George Eliot's immortal creations, the saintly and beautiful Dorothea Brooke, the dry-as-dust Edward Casaubon and the anguished progressive Tertius Lydgate, shine forth as some of the most exquisitely drawn characters in all of English literature. Eliot was at first criticised for the "inartistic" realism of her story, which she subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life" as if to claim it as a scholarly contribution to the new science of sociology. But what she had really written was an eternal masterpiece of candid observation, emotional insight and transcending humour.

Middlemarch in the Twenty First Century

the scene: “A History of the Lights and Shadows: The Secret Motion of Middlemarch,” Cambridge Quarterly 26 (1997), 1–18, p. 13. 28.

Author: Karen Chase

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198038016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Middlemarch is the prime example of George Eliot's dictum that "interpretations are illimitable," and in this collection of new essays Middlemarch is re-examined as an open text responsive to gaps and fissures, and as resistant to authority as it is to other fixed notions of identity, idealism, and gender. What does the novel omit, and how do the omissions shape what is there? How shall we understand the materiality of the text? What problems does it pose to adaptation? The novel's plasticity becomes a basis for investigation into the multiple forms of expressiveness, and a consideration of how we might plot the patterns linguistically, ideologically, even cinematically. New spaces emerge within character, place, and narrative; what seemed absent or inaccessible assumes shape and definition; Middlemarch remains "Victorian" but it is a Victorianism understood through the dual perspectives of the 19th and 21st centuries. Scholars of George Eliot and students of Victorianism will be engaged by the wide-ranging scope of these essays, which nonetheless build on each other to form a coherent narrative of critical reflections. If there is something for everyone in Middlemarch, there is also something compelling about each of the essays in this collection.

Middlemarch

“ The best in Middlemarch , I'll be bound , " “ And you are always so exasperating . ” said Mr. Featherstone , “ let the next be who she “ I ? What can you ...

Author: George Eliot

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Category: City and town life

Page: 288

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Middlemarch

This edition uses the definitive Clarendon text.

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192547534

Category: Fiction

Page: 865

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'the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts' The greatest 'state of the nation' novel in English, Middlemarch addresses ordinary life at a moment of great social change, in the years leading to the Reform Act of 1832. Through her portrait of a Midlands town, George Eliot addresses gender relations and class, self-knowledge and self-delusion, community and individualism. Eliot follows the fortunes of the town's central characters as they find, lose, and rediscover ideals and vocations in the world. Through its psychologically rich portraits, the novel contains some of the great characters of literature, including the idealistic but naïve Dorothea Brooke, beautiful and egotistical Rosamund Vincy, the dry scholar Edward Casaubon, the wise and grounded Mary Garth, and the brilliant but proud Dr Lydgate. In its whole view of a society, the novel offers enduring insight into the pains and pleasures of life with others, and explores nearly every subject of concern to modern life:. art, religion, science, politics, self, society, and, above all, human relationships. This edition uses the definitive Clarendon text.

Middlemarch

This Particular Web: Essays on 'Middlemarch' (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1975). Five original essays. Anderson, Quentin, 'George Eliot in ...

Author: Kerry McSweeney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317288696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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First published in 1984. Although Middlemarch was extravagantly praised by Henry James, Emily Dickinson and Virginia Woolf, it is only in the last few decades that the novel has been widely recognised as George Eliot’s finest work, one of the greatest English novels, and one of the classic texts of nineteenth-century fiction. The intellectual, religious and aesthetic background to Middlemarch are fully examined, with particular attention paid to Eliot’s key doctrines of fellow-feeling and the humanistic economy of salvation. Professor McSweeney also provides fresh and thought-provoking discussions of the role of the omniscient narrator, and of character and characterisation. This title will be of interest to students of literature.


Reading for Our Time Adam Bede and Middlemarch Revisited

Totalization Affirmed and Undermined in Middlemarch As I have shown in my interpretation of Adam Bede, a careful reading of that novel shows that even in ...

Author: J. Hillis Miller

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748646701

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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A masterclass in attentive reading that opens up brilliant insights into two of George Eliot's novels Can reading Adam Bede and Middlemarch be justified in this time of climate change, financial meltdown and ineffective politicians? J. Hillis Miller shows how, to be read for today, they must be read slowly, closely and carefully, with much attention to linguistic detail and especially to figures of speech. By relating mistakes like Dorothea's about Casaubon to current affairs, Miller's 'readings for today' can help us to come to terms with our human, social and political situation and even inspire us to act to ameliorate it.

Works Middlemarch

The weavers and tanners of Middlemarch , unlike Mr. Mawmsey , had never thought of Mr. Brooke as a neighbor , and were not more attached to him than if he ...

Author: George Eliot

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Middlemarch by George Eliot

In Middlemarch she demonstrates that some changes were made 'to meet the practical problems of serial form, but they show her interest in the unity of the ...

Author: Graham Handley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349079324

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Middlemarch by George Eliot

“ They said the last unsuccessful candidate at Middlemarch - Giles , wasn't his name ?spent ten thousand pounds and failed because he did not bribe enough .

Author: Mary Ann Evans

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Middlemarch Shifters Box Set 4 6

Where do you live in Middlemarch?” “My family has a farm, not too far from the township.” He tightened his grasp when she tugged. Her gaze flew to his, ...

Author: Shelley Munro

Publisher: Shelley Munro

ISBN: 0473377209

Category: Fiction

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Welcome to Middlemarch, rural home of a secret community of black leopard shifters. The Feline council think they’ve finally turned things around for the single males in the district. After all, they’ve married off two Mitchell brothers and one Mitchell cousin so far. This is just the beginning of their wonderful plan, but something weird is happening. A mystery blonde is skulking around the countryside and no one is sure what this means, especially when dead bodies keep turning up. Equally worrying is the shapeshifter-human pairing on the verge of imploding and the zombies congregating in town. Then, a murder! The small country town is in turmoil. I think the Feline council has bitten off more than it can chew. Let’s see how things shake down in Middlemarch… My Assassin Feline shifter Leo Mitchell is the pretty brother who attracts women with ease, but he’s turned picky. He suspects the mystery blonde hanging around Middlemarch is the one for him. If only he could grab the elusive female and seduce her. Oh yeah. He craves some hot, sinful lovin’ with the lady in black leather. Assassin Isabella Black has harbored a huge crush on hunky Leo for ages. Because the timing sucked she’s watched him from afar, praying another woman won’t snatch the hottie away before she’s free to stake a claim. Finally, the pair meet. Isabella offers her naked body but Leo counteracts with a cup of tea. Seems Leo likes to call the shots when it comes to sex. A day later they’re finally dancing horizontally. It’s smokin’ hot, steamy, delicious—everything she’s ever wanted. Isabella is ecstatic until another assassin threatens to ruin her happiness. My Estranged Lover, Caroline Rutherford is at the end of her marriage tether. As much as she loves her husband, it’s time to admit defeat. Their long-term, love-at-first-sight relationship is no longer working, and they’re hurting each other and their two young sons by continuing the happy family farce. Feline shifter Marsh Rutherford knows his relationship is in trouble, and he and Caroline, his human wife, haven’t shared a bed for months. He made a mistake at the start of their marriage, omitting to tell the truth, and now the secrets are strangling their happiness. Admitting the reality to himself is simple, but finding a solution to fix the problem is tearing him apart because reality has the potential to destroy what little trust remains between him and his wife. Their future looks murky until a new opportunity presents itself—a fresh start for the entire family, a means for husband and wife to reconnect in and out of the bedroom. Caroline and Marsh agree to grasp the chance for a new future. Things are going well and their sex life has never been better, but those mysterious secrets hover in the background like pesky flies. Marsh must discover a way to make everything right because Caroline is his mate and the only woman who can make him happy. Losing her isn’t an option. My Feline Protector Feline shapeshifter Gerard Drummond catches sight of a human woman with innocent eyes and lush curves and he’s toast. He desperately wants to meet her, and with his best friend Henry as his wingman, he’s soon chatting with the gorgeous London Allbright and her sister Jenny. Despite swearing off men, the sexy Middlemarch local charms London, and she agrees to take part in a zombie run, even though she isn’t athletic in the least. The longer she spends with Gerard, the more she’s tempted, but no…she’s heading back to England and has no time for romance. The obstacles aren’t only on the zombie run course. Gerard can’t let London leave, and now it seems Henry is hitting it off with London’s sister. There must be a way… A shocking murder changes everything and throws their lives into turmoil. Gerard and London, Henry and Jenny. Nothing will ever be the same as danger stalks London, and Gerard struggles to keep his English beauty safe.

Middlemarch

Be they shocking, ambitious, or simply brilliant, these novels continue to enthrall today as they did at the time they were written.

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Penguin Classics Hardcover

ISBN: 9780141196893

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.