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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career; and the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past. As their stories interweave, George Eliot creates a richly nuanced and moving drama, hailed by Virginia Woolf as 'one of the few English novels written for adult people'.
Be they shocking, ambitious, or simply brilliant, these novels continue to enthrall today as they did at the time they were written. Now, Penguin Classics is proud to present them in gorgeous clothbound editions-vibrant volumes sure to become as treasured to readers as the magnificent tales they tell.
Number of Pages: 852
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Arts + Entertainment, Classics, Conflicts + Dualities, Family + Friendship, Society + Social Issues, Education, Settings, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Politics, Human Qualities + Behavior, Types of Characters, Philosophy, Love + Relationships + Sex, Money + Finance
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: George Eliot
Street Date: April 26, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-7974
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