Publish date: December 12th 2012
Pages no: 912
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
Reckoned to be one of the greatest English novels and who am I to disagree
Eliot is one of those writers who I always forget how good she is. It’s not that I ever forget she is good, it is just that forget the high standard she has for most her work. The exception is Adam Bede, and this is no doubt because it was the first Eliot I read (thanks to Alistair Cooke). I f...
I guess this would be labeled as a period drama or maybe historical realism. It follows several several people in their regular lives. A lot of the focus seems to be about the ideas of the time and changes in ideas.
This was my first reading of George Eliot, but this glorious observation of nineteenth century provincial life is has been an absolute treat. A novel of its time, the language is sumptuously expansive ( I benefited from the in-built Kindle dictionary function) threaded through the eighty seven chapt...
Ok, so another 'look at me, I am a spoiled, bored English brat' novel. Seriously getting tired of these 'great lit' choices. Just when I think one may turn out ok, and Dorothea ends up with Lydgate and they can do some good, she goes to Will, loses Casabon's money. Lame.
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