Published in 1874 by William Blackwood and Sons as a new edition in 4 Volumes. This is the third volume only and starts from Book V, The Dead Hand to Book VI, The Widow and the Wife.
Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by English author George Eliot, it was first published in eight instalments (volumes) during 1871–2. The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during 1829–32, and it comprises several distinct (though intersecting) stories and a large cast of characters. Significant themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education.
The board cover is lightly worn with some bumping to the corners, there is a split along the hinge of the end paper at the front and rear, however the binding is still safely intact. A former owner's bookplate is attached to the inside cover. Spine is slightly skewed. The pages are clean and not annotated.