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The Resource Middlemarch, George Eliot ; introduction by Francine Prose

Middlemarch, George Eliot ; introduction by Francine Prose

Label
Middlemarch
Title
Middlemarch
Statement of responsibility
George Eliot ; introduction by Francine Prose
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Instead of choosing to wed a wealthy landowner and settle for a comfortable life, Dorothea Brooke decides to marry Edward Casaubon -- a dull scholar who is her senior by a few decades. Dorothea hopes the union will afford her with the opportunity to share in her husband's intellectual pursuits, but even her best efforts can't save the disastrous marriage. Meanwhile, idealistic doctor Tertius Lydgate has progressive ideas about the medical field, and he believes the village of Middlemarch is the place that will embrace his beliefs. But when he weds Rosamond Vincy, the mayor's beautiful daughter, his ideals come into stark contrast with his new bride's materialism and vanity, dooming their marriage from the start. Lastly, Rosamond's brother, Fred, is reluctantly destined for the Church. But his childhood sweetheart Mary Garth refuses to accept him until he settles into a more suitable career and one that interests him. But when circumstances lead to Fred losing a sizeable fortune that sets off a calamitous turn of events, he must reevaluate the choices he has made." -- Amazon.com
Summary
A sensitive young woman marries a bitter, despotic scholar 30 years her senior, who lives just long enough to blight her spirit. She inherits his fortune, only to learn she will forfeit it if she marries her husband's young cousin, whom she loves. When Dorothea tries to find happiness without Ladislaw, the intricate plots, subplots and character portraits lead to a satisfying conclusion in this masterpiece of 19th-century morals and social issues
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
025872
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1819-1880
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eliot, George
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1210
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Prose, Francine
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • City and town life
  • Social reformers
  • Married people
  • Young women
  • England
  • City and town life
  • Manners and customs
  • Married people
  • Social reformers
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Young women
  • England
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a study of provincial life
Label
Middlemarch, George Eliot ; introduction by Francine Prose
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907140970
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 837 pages
Isbn
9780062356147
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015298374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907140970
Label
Middlemarch, George Eliot ; introduction by Francine Prose
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907140970
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 837 pages
Isbn
9780062356147
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015298374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907140970

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