With an Introduction and Notes by Doreen Roberts, Rutherfort College, , Unıversity of Kent at Canterbury.
Middlemarch is a complex tale of idealism, disillusion, profligacy, loyalty and frustrated holve. This penetrating analysis of the life of an English provincial town is set during the time of social unrest prior to the first Reform Bill of 1832 . It is told through the lives of Dorothea Brooke and Dr Terdius Lydgate and includes a host of other paradigm characters who illuminate the condition of English life in the mid-nineteenth century.
Henry James described Muddlemarch as a 'treasure-house of detail' white Virginia Woolf famously endorsed George Eliot's masterpiece as 'one of the few English novels writen for grown-up people".