Retold by Maud Jackson
Activities by Richard Elliott
Miss Dorothea Brooke wants to do something great in the world. She knows that women cannot do great things on their own, and so she marries a man twice her age, who, she believes, is engaged in a great work of scholarship. Around the same time, young Dr Lydgate comes to Middlemarch. He wishes to do great work for medical science, but he meets and falls in love with Rosamond Vincy.