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My Life in Middlemarch

by Rebecca Mead

Hardcover, 293 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25 |


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A New Yorker writer and author of One Perfect Day explores the themes and complex influence of George Eliot's Middlemarch, discussing how her own repeated readings of the literary classic shaped her education, career, relationships and family life.

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English novelist George Eliot (1819 - 1880), pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, poses for a photograph. Hulton Archive /Getty Images hide caption

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A New Look At George Eliot That's Surprisingly Approachable

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