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Middlemarch (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Stick With It

I can understand how some readers might become overwhelmed by the 700 plus pages that make up this classic but its well worth the read. George Eliot reminds me of an Austen or Bronte, but with a little more spunk. Everything doesn't always work out perfectly for Eliot's...
I can understand how some readers might become overwhelmed by the 700 plus pages that make up this classic but its well worth the read. George Eliot reminds me of an Austen or Bronte, but with a little more spunk. Everything doesn't always work out perfectly for Eliot's characters and their lives are more complicated and true to life. Dr. Lydgate and Dorthea begin with the best of intentions but their ambitions are soon spoiled through their own folly and misjudgement. The book is a great depiction of human strenghths and weaknesses set in a climate of strict social heirarchy.

posted by 142823 on March 15, 2009

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Great book, HORRIBLE edition

Do NOT waste your money on this edition of Middlemarch. There are seriously at least 50 typos that I found. Misspelled words, character names switched, missing punctuation. I've never seen anything like it. It was terribly distracting. B&N and the editor of this edition...
Do NOT waste your money on this edition of Middlemarch. There are seriously at least 50 typos that I found. Misspelled words, character names switched, missing punctuation. I've never seen anything like it. It was terribly distracting. B&N and the editor of this edition should be so ashamed. Your money and time will be much better spent on another edition.

posted by lraber224 on February 28, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2008

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    OK read

    This is an okay read. Trust me. It's not average and although it says George Eliot was the greatest British novelist of the 19th century on the back, she wasn't; Dickens was (trust me). Dickens's works have literary merit AND they are entertaining; George Eliot's novels only have the former. So, I didn't enjoy this novel, but I admit it was pretty good, just not so good as to make you want to read it again or recommend it to anyone. It wasn't entertaining enough to make you think the read was worthwhile. I mean you won't get any real gratification, any real enjoyment from this novel, unless you like quite unembellished stories.

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2008

    Third time a charm!!

    I have tried on 2 occasions to get thru this book, and after 100 pages or so, find it very uninteresting. I am an avid reader of the Classics and am never afraid to take on any size book, as long as the story holds my interest. Since I own this book, I will try again this winter to get thru Middlemarch,and maybe this time it will light that spark that makes the reader wish the story would never end!! If not, theres always Dickens!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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