Refreshing Books on Renewal and Rebirth: Middlemarch

For the last installment of our spring series, we present to you “Middlemarch” by George Eliot. This novel offers readers an authentic angle on holy matrimony.

Adult Fiction Recommendations

To bring this spring series to a close, we bring Middlemarch by George Eliot to your attention. The book reminds us that not everything has to be perfect and that it’s okay to struggle because everyone does.

Cover of the book, "Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life" by George Eliot, which is a pen name for Mary Anne Evans.
Image credit The Project Gutenberg
cr. Project Gutenberg

Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life gives us a panoramic view of different relationships throughout their lifespans. The storyline is easy to fall into. It’s one that you can pick up and put down without consequences. Almost like an anthology series where the stories are connected, but just loosely enough that you don’t have to experience all of them at once.

Readers will be easily entranced by the studies of various couples featured in Eliot’s tale. You’ll find it hard not to connect with the characters, as they suffer ordinary trials like us everyday folks. The book tackles the difficulties of married life, harsh social expectations, and the constant battle between self-determination and chance. Middlemarch is a story that you can find yourself in without having to leave your favorite reading spot!

Be sure to check out the rest of our Refreshing Books on Renewal and Rebirth series here!