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Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life

Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by English author George Eliot, first published in eight instalments (volumes) during 1871-2. The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during 1829-32, and it comprises several distinct (though intersecting) stories and a large cast of characters. Significant themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education.

Although containing comical elements, Middlemarch is a work of realism that refers to many historical events: the 1832 Reform Act, the beginnings of the railways, the death of King George IV, and the succession of his brother, the Duke of Clarence (the future King William IV). In addition, the work incorporates contemporary medical science and examines the deeply reactionary mindset found within a settled community facing the prospect of unwelcome change. (from wikipedia.org)

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e-Books
Middlemarch
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Middlemarch, by George Eliot. Read this book online: HTML. Download This eBook. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
Middlemarch
By George Eliot. The text of this work is in the "Public Domain" in Australia. Table of Contents. Book I. Miss Brooke. Book II. Old and Young. Book III. Waiting for Death. Book IV. Three Love Problems. ...
Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life (Vol. I)
By George Eliot, 1819-1880. Book I: Miss Brooke. Book II: Old and Young. Book III: Waiting for Death. Publisher: New York ; London : Harper & Brothers. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life (Vol. II)
By George Eliot, 1819-1880. Book III: Waiting for Death (cont.). Book IV: Three Love Problems. Book V: The Dead Hand. Publisher: New York ; London : Harper & Brothers. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life (Vol. III)
By George Eliot, 1819-1880. Book VI: The Widow and the Wife. Book VII: Two Temptations. Book VIII: Sunset and Sunrise. Publisher: New York ; London : Harper & Brothers. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.

Audio Books
Middlemarch
LibriVox recording of Middlemarch by George Eliot. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.
Middlemarch
LibriVox recording of Middlemarch (version 2) by George Eliot. Read in English by Margaret Espaillat. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.