Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
Pages (PDF): 864
Publication Date: 1871-1872
Subtitled 'A Study of Provincial Life', Middlemarch 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, and in addition to its distinct though interlocking narratives, it pursues a number of underlying themes, including the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education.