Tag: George Eliot

  • Middlemarch – 3 & 4: Waiting for Death and Three Love Problems

    Dear readers, I have finally got to the halfway mark of Middlemarch! Literally . . . ’tis the middle of the march. 😮 I can’t remember the last time I struggled so much in a Victorian novel. Possibly it was The Heir of Redclyffe, which I don’t recall being even this difficult. In any case, […]

  • Middlemarch – 2: Old and Young

    NOTE: This is an in-depth book review and CONTAINS SPOILERS. In the first part, George Eliot introduced us to the young Brooke sisters—sweet, simple-natured Celia and her fervently religious older sister Dorothea. The latter becomes enamored of an elderly scholar, Mr. Casaubon, while evading the advances of Sir James Chettam, a respectable but (to Dorothea) […]

  • Middlemarch – 1: Miss Brooke

    A group of readers who met via Tristan and the Classics (an excellent booktube channel) voted to read George Eliot’s Middlemarch over the course of July and August. Having already missed out on two readalongs of books on my list—namely, Steinbeck’s East of Eden and Tolstoy’s Resurrection—I was determined to join the group this time […]