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Middlemarch is a superb novel, but the cloth-bound edition was a huge disappointment. It looks beautiful - so long, of course, as you don't actually read it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by SN
Middlemarch by George Eliot is undoubtedly one of the best books I've ever read.
She manages to intertwine the stories of so many characters so skillfully, and makes us... Read more
This recording is such a joy. Harriet Walter has the most beautiful voice and gives each character their own unique quality and tone: Dorothea, Mr. Casaubon, Mr. Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2010 by Virginia
This book should in all reality be a disaster. Eliot goes on and on about various aspects of people's internal lives and the story creeps along at times. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2009 by Rodge
Well, here is Middlemarch considered a masterpiece by every critic death or alive, from V.Woolf to Harold Bloom, from G. Read morePublished on June 22 2004
I first read this book as an undergraduate -- and I still pick it up now and again for inspiration. This is Eliot's best novel -- you may go on to read Daniel Deronda, Adam Bede... Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by "greekfinn"
Middlemarch is treated as a classic: it shouldn't be. While it has some amusing stock characters and portrays some of the great disappointments of life, its moralizing is overt... Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by Felix Sonderkammer
Some people had warned me that the writing of George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans, 1819-80) was heavy and uninteresting, but that only piqued my interest in her writing... Read morePublished on April 11 2004 by Lisa Briggeman
It is an English classic, of course, but it is more than one of those books you only read when you are taking a course in English Literature. This is pleasure reading! Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2004 by Buenoslibros.es