Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880) better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight. Evans wrote under a male pseudonym to ensure her works were taken seriously and to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances.
Middlemarch by George Eliotby George Eliot
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MIDDLEMARCH presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832. The main characters, Dorothea Brooke and Tertius Lydgate, each long for exceptional lives but are powerfully constrained by their own unrealistic expectations as well as conservative society.
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