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Middlemarch (Collins Classics) [NOOK Book]

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.?People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbours.?An epic study of provincial life at a time when England was facing rapid industrialization and increasingly fluid social mobility, Eliot?s depiction of the small community of Middlemarch weaves an intricate web of different characters disparate lives as they strive to adapt to the changing world around them. Eliot was one ...
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Middlemarch (Collins Classics)

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Overview

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbours.’An epic study of provincial life at a time when England was facing rapid industrialization and increasingly fluid social mobility, Eliot’s depiction of the small community of Middlemarch weaves an intricate web of different characters disparate lives as they strive to adapt to the changing world around them. Eliot was one of the first of her female contemporaries to write a novel that dealt with real-life issues and complex yet ordinary human life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007480555
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Series: Collins Classics
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 66,400
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    Bad Version

    This version of Middlemarch crashed my Nook repeatedly. I opted to download a different version.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2003

    a soap opera to read

    this book illustrates the imagination that Eliot had. it is very comlex and deep with content. there are so many different conflicts and themes to learn from in this book. the lessons that are tought throughout the book make this novel worth reading. i do not reccomend this book to people who do not like a challenge when they read because this book calls for a good memory and patience for the parts that get kind of slow. the book switches around a lot on the characters, telling one story and then jumping to another about someone else. this book calls for a lot of thinking and i can see now why this was called a brilliant masterpiece. there is so much to read and so many people to learn about before you can get in to the book . i recommend this book to the advanced readers.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2004

    Timeless

    This is a story about the timeless issues of the self and of human relationships, love, decency and corruption, society's virtues and vices. A good book if you like classics, however I do not recommend it if one is not up for a long reading...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2003

    Great Classic Book!

    I really enjoyed how George Eliot made you feel like you were apart of Middlemarch. By the end of the book you really feel like you knew the people personally. This is the first George Eliot book I have read, but I look forward to reading more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2003

    All about Middlemarch

    Middlemarch was a good book but it was not as great as I thought it would be. I definetly recommend this book to other people because I am sure they will like it a little more than me. I was interested in many parts of the book, but I just thought it was a little drawn out. I am not a big time reader to I usually don't like to read the same book for a week or so.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2003

    B.R. Student 5/03

    Middlemarch is a good novel set in the early ninetenth century in England. Eliot gives the novel many character's to show different examples of what life was like in England in 1832. The style is very similar to a modern soap opera. The novel, just as a soap opera, has many families that live in the same town and somehow are all connected. I recommend people read Middlemarch to learn about everyday life during the 1830's. Eliot shows the reader how the lives of the character's in the novel are affected due to all the historical changes and events. The novel is very long and at times a little dry, so I recommend that you have a lot of time to read and enjoy the novel fully. Middlemarch is a great example of victorian literature, creating real enents with Eliot's character's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2000

    A Victorian dessert

    For those who enjoy social novels and don't mind the number of pages this excellent overlook of the life in Victorian England will supplement with all necessary stuff for the great novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2000

    a mirror of humanity

    Middlemarch is deffinatly a great work of literature. There is a huge variety of characters and they strangely mirror ourselves. I recommend this book, but it must be read when you have a lot of time and you must be persistant, because there are many boring parts and the plot flows leisurely and at a very slow pase.

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