George Eliot


George Eliot - Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

George Eliot

Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

Middlemarch is a novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. Subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life," the novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during the period 1830–32. It has multiple plots with a large cast of characters, and in addition to its distinct though interlocking narratives it pursues a number of underlying themes, including the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education. The pace is leisurely, the tone is mildly didactic (with an authorial voice that occasionally bursts through the narrative), and the canvas is very broad.

Серия: "The 10 Greatest Books of All Time"

George Eliot - The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss

The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the fictional river Floss near the fictional village of St. Oggs, evidently in the 1820\'s, after the Napoleonic Wars but prior to the first Reform Bill (1832). The novel spans a period of 10-15 years, from Tom and Maggie\'s childhood up until their deaths in a flood on the Floss. The book is loosely autobiographical, reflecting the disgrace that George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) herself had while in a relationship with a married man.

Серия: "World classic"

George Eliot - Silas Marner

George Eliot

Silas Marner

This book is the third novel by George Eliot, published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a linen weaver, it is notable for its strong realism and its sophisticated treatment of a variety of issues ranging from religion to industrialisation to community.

Серия: "World classic"


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