novel by George Eliot

Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is the best-known book written by English author George Eliot. It was first published in eight volumes during 1871–72. The novel is set in the fictional Midlands town of Middlemarch during 1829–32.[1]

Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life
Middlemarch 1.jpg
Title page, first ed., Vol. 1, William Blackwood and Sons, 1871 (First volume of eight)
AuthorGeorge Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
Working titleMiss Brooke
Set inEnglish Midlands and briefly Rome, September 1829 — May 1832
PublisherWilliam Blackwood and Sons
Media typePrint
Preceded byFelix Holt, the Radical (1866) 
Followed byDaniel Deronda (1874–6) 
TextMiddlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life at Wikisource

Further readingEdit

  • Adam, Ian, ed. (1975). This Particular Web: essays on Middlemarch. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Bloom, Harold, ed. (2009). George Eliot. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea. ISBN 9781438116006.
  • Carroll, David, ed. (1971). George Eliot: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge & K Paul. ISBN 0-7100-6936-7.
  • Chase, Karen, ed. (2006). Middlemarch in the Twenty-First Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Daiches, David (1963). George Eliot: Middlemarch. London: Arnold.
  • Dentith, Simon (1986). George Eliot. Brighton, Sussex: Harvester Press. ISBN 0-7108-0588-8.
  • Garrett, Peter K (1980). The Victorian Multiplot Novel: Studies in Dialogical Form. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-02403-7.
  • Graver, Suzanne (1984). George Eliot and Community: A Study in Social Theory and Fictional Form. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-04802-4.
  • Harvey, W. J. (1961). The Art of George Eliot. London: Chatto & Windus.
  • Harvey, W. J. (1967). "Criticism of the Novel: Contemporary Reception". In Hardy, Barbara Nathan. Middlemarch: Critical Approaches to the Novel (2013 ed.). London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781472536143.
  • Kettle, Arnold (1951). An Introduction to the English Novel, Volume I: To George Eliot. London: Hutchinson.
  • Neale, Catherine (1989). George Eliot, Middlemarch. London: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-077173-5.


  1. The Bloomsbury Guide to English Literature, ed. Marion Wynne–Davies. New York: Prentice Hall, 1990, p. 719. Carolyn Steedman, "Going to Middlemarch: History and the Novel", Michigan Quarterly Review XL, no. 3 (Summer 2001). Retrieved 13 April 2013

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