Book Review: Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlemarch is my favorite novel and my friend has taken painstaking efforts in reviewing it. I enjoyed it and hope you also like it. happy reading. 🙂

The magnificent book that, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people

Virginia Woolf

It took me almost 9 days to finish reading Middlemarch. It’s huge, but George Eliot certainly knows how to play with a reader’s imagination by practicing the art of puppetry through her characters. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, a novel of more than 750 pages (of course, depending on the edition) is a work of realism. This massive novel is composed out of eight books that reflect a form serialisation. Starting with a short prelude that introduces the character of Dorothea to the finale in which the post-novel providences of the main characters are examined.

Middlemarch is an unfolding story of the lives and loves of one Midlands town, as well as a reflection on the bigger political issues and changes in mid-19th century England. But the real pleasure…

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