Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 924 pages
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Echoing the original World's Classics series, this title is one of an initial batch of 6 mini hardbacks produced to gift book standard with stitched binding, head and tail bands, printed on 60msg paper and featuring matt laminated jackets in a retro look design. A. S. Byatt provides anintroduction to one of the most popular novels in English literature, George Eliot's Middlemarch. A. S. Byatt's most recent novel is Still Life (1997) and she is best known for Possession and Angels and Insects.

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User Review  - MelissaLenhardt - LibraryThing

I tried and failed to read Middlemarch back in 2012. But, it is one of my brother's favorite novels and when it comes to literature, I trust his taste above all. I want to hug and snuggle with this ... Read full review

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User Review  - eglinton - LibraryThing

Manifestly a great work, and yet not quite clear what it’s great for. Eliot’s language is elevated, her descriptions are insightful but laboured, her characters are interesting but not overly ... Read full review


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A. S. Byatt won the Booker Prize for her novel Possession (1990), and her other books include Babel Tower (1996), Angels and Insects, and The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998).

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