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'The Dead Hand' in Middlemarch

Edward Casaubon dies early in Book V of Middlemarch. Occurring where it does, it effec-tively bisects the novel; and indeed, it is a pivotal event in Dorothea's history. His will erects her central dilemma. She faces a choice, forced upon her by her…