The text of Middlemarch is that of the 1874 edition, the last corrected by the author. "Backgrounds" offers important selections from Eliot's letters, journals, essays, and other works of fiction. A special feature e is the inclusion of the complete "Quarry for Middlemarch," a notebook that Eliot kept throughout the planning and writing of the novel. "Reviews and Criticism" contains contemporary reviews of Eliot's work, as well as modern criticism. The editor has chosen essays that not only are interesting and significant in themselves hut also represent accurately the history of critical response to Middlemarch.
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- ISBN-13: 9780393974522
- ISBN-10: 0393974529
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Publish Date: December 1999
- Dimensions: 9.18 x 5.7 x 0.93 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds
- Page Count: 688