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Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlemarch by George Eliot

We have painted a portrait of the two most important characters: Dorothea Dorothea Brooke and Tertius Lydgate, acrylic and digital. Middlemarch is a novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. It is generally considered to be one of the greatest novels in the English language. Subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life", the novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch, thought to be based on Coventry, during the period 1830–32. It has multiple plots with a large cast of characters...Dorothea wants to change the world and Dr Lydgate hopes to make great scientific discoveries. But after disastrous marriages, they both lose control of their lives. Can they ever achieve their dreams?

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