Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlemarch

byGeorge Eliot

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

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Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has not smiled with some gentleness at the thought of the little girl walking forth one morning hand–in–hand with her still smaller brother, to go and seek martyrdom in the country of the Moors? Out they toddled from rugged Avila, wide–eyed and helpless–looking as two fawns, but with human hearts, already beating to a national idea; until domestic reality met them in the shape of uncles, and turned them back from their great resolve. That child–pilgrimage was a fit beginning. Theresa's passionate, ideal nature demanded an epic life: what were many–volumed romances of chivalry and the social conquests of a brilliant girl to her? Her flame quickly burned up that light fuel; and, fed from within, soared after some illimitable satisfaction, some object which would never justify weariness, which would reconcile self–despair with the rapturous consciousness of life beyond self. She found her epos in the reform of a religious order
Title:MiddlemarchFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819920543

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from May be the greatest novel ever written This book is long and can be challenging but it is worth it. This book is a beautiful reflection of society and the human experience. It captures an interesting political time and and the interesting struggle of women. This book is well annotated.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books George Eliot is one of the most talented writers I've ever read. Middlemarch is my favourite by her. It's a long book, and deals a lot with a community of individuals, not just one protagonist. Highly recommend
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite books This is indeed a classic and should be read and reread again and again
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the greatest Definitely one of the greatest novels I've ever read in my undergrad. Love the network that Eliot builds.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! one of the greatest novels ever written!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic! Really enjoyed this! Such a classic. Great price too. Recommend!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Middlemarch Its well worth a read for a classic.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr One of the greatest works in the English language. I have read it four times, and it never fails to involve one entirely. Beautiful writing. Wonderful range of characters. Will read again, and have no doubt it will bring further insights and pleasure.
Date published: 2014-04-25