Finishing Middlemarch

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, my dislike of realism is the rage of Caliban seeing his own face in a glass.  I’m at fault for not having the maturity and commitment to continue blogging about Middlemarch though I was not enamored with it. But so what? The list goes on and I am still reading so … Continue reading

In Middlemarch, Spring/Winter Marriage, not so smart

So what we have here right out of the gate in George Eliot’s Middlemarch is a tee-up for a good old fashioned love triangle. Our thoughtful protag Dorothea Brooke thinks, on impulse, there is nothing more she would like in the world than to be married to an older, brilliant scholar and whittle away her … Continue reading

New book! Middlemarch by George Eliot

Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress. And with this inauspicious beginning we tackle the next book in the Master List, Middlemarch by George Eliot. Here are the details on the novel. Pick up a copy… if  you dare. Full title: Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial … Continue reading