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Middlemarch - Part II (Dodo Press)

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George Eliot' was the pseudonym used by Mary Ann Evans. She was one of the most important writers of the Victorian era, renowned for her deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits. Her most famous work, Middlemarch, is a turning point in the history of the novel. Making masterful use of a counterpointed plot, Eliot presents the stories of a number of ...more
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Published March 28th 2007 by Dodo Press (first published 1874)
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Roya
بیش از هزار صفحه نوشتن، بدون این که خواننده لحظه ای خمیازه بکشد یا حتی به فکر خمیازه کشیدن بیفتد، هنر می خواهد، هنر واقعی
Ahmad Sharabiani
853. Middlemarch, George Eliot
میدل مارچ - جورج الیوت (دنیای نو) ادبیات
در مجلد دوم از «میدل مارچ» که در 602 صفحه آراسته شده، از مجموع هشت کتاب، چهار کتاب پنجم تا هشتم آرمیده: «کتاب پنجم: نفوذ مرده»، «کتاب ششم: همسر و بیوه زن»، «کتاب هفتم: دو وسوسه»، و «کتاب هشتم: طلوع و غروب»، در آغاز همسر و بیوه: «محبوبم عشق را در چشمان دارد؛ چه، هر آنچه مینگرد نیکو میشود؛ به هر کجا که میگذرد، هر کس به او رو میکند، و سلامش دل را میلرزاند. آن گونه که، چون سر فرو نکند، همه چیز رنگ میبازد، و کژی هر چیز آشکار میشود.
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Bryana Johnson
Middlemarch, like most writings of its time, is a lot of work. It is an investment. And it is a very good one. Not being particularly thrilled by Silas Marner, the only other Eliot work I’d read, my expectations weren’t very high going into this one. But when the climax of the story had me actually in tears in the middle of the night, as I sat up late to finish it one weekend, I realized just how much power Eliot had packed into here. It’s difficult to share much about what I took away from the ...more
Monique
I LOVE this book. I have wanted to read it ever since watching the miniseries on BBC years ago (actually 1994--I just looked it up. That is Rufus Sewell as Ladislaw! Wow!). The sheer magnitude of it was initially overwhelming, but I am thrilled with the investment of time that I made. This story is like a Jane Austen (who I love! No disrespect intended!) book on steroids, with grittier conflicts, deeper passions, and everything not quite so neatly wrapped up, but still very much to the reader's ...more
Anne
Jan 27, 2011 Anne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in classics, but also in live and how it may turn out to be.
If there has ever been a novel with such an overwhelming happy-end (or rather so many happy-ends), I have neither ever read it nor heard of it. Though "Middlemarch" is a story combining a few intertwined ones, each of them has a start and an end - the latter one is something I've missed on so many stories I've read in my whole life. When I started entertaining myself with books, I often came across tales that ended only because of the end of pages, not due to the end of the story. I guess this o ...more
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In 1819, novelist George Eliot (nee Mary Ann Evans), was born at a farmstead in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, where her father was estate manager. Mary Ann, the youngest child and a favorite of her father's, received a good education for a young woman of her day. Influenced by a favorite governess, she became a religious evangelical as an adolescent. Her first published work was a religious poe ...more
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