The lives of Dorothea Brooke, Lydgate, and the Vincy family are loosely entwined in a middle-class town
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: Praise for the Clarendon Edition of the Novels of George Eliot
: "It is the best available edition....The Clarendon format...establishes the history of the text with impeccable research."--Journal of English and Germanic Philology
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Often considered George Eliot's finest novel, Middlemarch
is a masterpiece of literary realism. This is the first edition of the novel to be published with full critical apparatus since it appeared in 1871-2. It records all the variants in the main edition as well as many of the deletions in the manuscript. The introduction traces the history of composition, publication, and revision.