Born Mary Ann Evans, Victorian novelist George Eliot (1819-1880) is the author of a number of remarkable works, including the masterpiece Middlemarch. Bert G. Hornback is emeritus professor of English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received two university awards for distinguished teaching. Since 1992, he is professor of humanities at Bellarmine College in Louisville. He is the author of five books on nineteenth-century English fiction, past president of the Dickens Society, and director of the Center for the Advancement of Peripheral Thought.
Though not out of print, this popular title is being added to the venerable "Modern Library" line to coincide with a PBS Masterpiece Theatre miniseries. Along with the full text, this edition includes an introduction by A.S. Byatt. All that for $15 makes this a bargain.