ONLINE CLASS: In-Depth Look: Eliot's Middlemarch (2155) - SOLD OUT

Eight Thursdays: June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$180 (10% off for members)

In her book, My Life in Middlemarch, the author Rebecca Mead writes of returning to George Eliot’s masterpiece novel every five years or so. Whether this would be your first encounter, or one of many, please join us as we work our way through Eliot’s study of a provincial town and its inhabitants in the early years of the nineteenth century. Eliot’s first readers encountered the novel in serial installments in Blackwood’s Magazine, and we will space our reading over eight weeks, which will enable us to focus on the eight “book” divisions that comprise Middlemarch. What made this novel an instant best-seller? Why did Virginia Woolf famously declare it to be “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people?” What can this novel of passions and sorrows, of ambitions and mistakes, teach us “grown-up people” today? Eight Thursdays: June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST Online

Middlemarch by George Eliot edited by Rosemary Ashton (9780141439549)

We will be using the Penguin edition of Eliot's Middlemarch in class, and you will find it much easier to locate what we are talking about if you have this edition.

Maria Frawley is a Professor of English at George Washington University, where she teaches courses in nineteenth-century literature and regularly offers seminars on Jane Austen. She has authored books and articles on nineteenth-century women writers, including Jane Austen, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Harriet Martineau. Co-editor of the forthcoming Companion to Jane Austen with Routledge Press, she is also at work on a book titled Keywords of Jane Austen’s Fiction.

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By George Eliot, Rosemary Ashton (Editor), Rosemary Ashton (Introduction by), Rosemary Ashton (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141439549
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Classics - March 25th, 2003