Middlemarch

Through DailyLit.com, I have been reading George Eliot’s Middlemarch. I don’t know what I was expecting, because, honestly, the only thing I’ve ever heard about it was how wonderful it was. I’ve never read any of her other stuff, save Silas Marner of course, so I had nothing on which to base any preconceptions. (I didn’t even read the blurb on the sign-up page.)

It is highly amusing and highly entertaining. I did not expect at all a comedy of manners. Of course, I can see the seeds of high tragedy as well, so the suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.

I highly recommend it.

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