And certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we are so fond of it. From Middlemarch
According to Virginia Woolf, Middlemarch is one of the few English novels for grown-up people.
Middlemarch, probably George Eliots most famous and comprehensive novel, intended as a study of provincial British life, was first published in 1871 and 1872, in eight parts, coming out every two months and has a wonderfully complex social world where it represents the life of ordinary people.
Combining themes like the imperfection of marriage, the difficulty and harshness of social life and expectations, self-determination, George Eliot weaves together the disparate lives of a vast number of characters through which she succeeded completing this masterpiece of hers.