This novel tells the story of three couples subjected to the fragile threads of knowledge and error, interwoven with the meticulous chronicle of the destinies of an entire community in a time of change. Quintessential Victorian novel, George Eliot marked a milestone in the history of world literature.
Subtitled "A study of life in the provinces", the novel takes place in the fictional town of Middlemarch, in the English region of the Midlands during the years 1830-32.
The story has several story lines and a wide number of characters, and in addition to its clarity in weaving the stories, it includes other underlying themes such as the situation of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and religion. hypocrisy, political reforms and education. It has a leisurely pace, the tone is slightly didactic and shows a very broad picture of life in the provinces.
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