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Middlemarch kindle Ó eBook 9780141199795 Free Å George Eliot ☆ ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Middlemarch By George Eliot ⚣ – Danpashley.co.uk Taking place in the years leading up to the First Reform Bill of 1832 Middlemarch explores nearly every subject of concern to modern life art religion sciErs are some of the most remarkable portraits in English literature Dorothea Brooke the heroine idealistic but naive; Rosamond Vincy beautiful and egoistic Edward Casaubon the dry as dust scholar Tertius Lydgate the br Page 97Ugh I'm trying guys I really am But right now I'm about 100 pages into this book and the thought of getting through the next 700 is making me want to throw myself under a train And I almost never leave a book unread so this is serious However since it's on The List I feel I should at least try to give it another chance But it's not going to be easyHere in simplified list form are the reasons I really really want to abandon this book It's everything I hate about Austen boring dialogue and background information endless nattering on about who's marrying whom with none of the dry wit that makes her stories enjoyable Dorothea is an insufferable stuck up know it all and I hate her Also her sister calls her Dodo in a horribly misguided attempt at affection and every time I have to read it it's like a cheese grater to the forehead She's nineteen years old and is marrying a forty seven year old II just can't I know it's going to end badly which makes it slightly better but come on Eliot Simply put I don't care I don't care about these characters I don't care about their boring lives I don't care who marries whom and who is happy or not happy and I really don't care about Dorothea's stupid cottage designs I get the sense that none of the things I listed are going to change I'm strongly sensing that the next 700 pages of this book are going to be the same exact stuff about marriage and unhappiness and Dodo and blah blah blaaaaahhhhh Unless something really interesting is going to happen I don't think I can keep going At this point it would take a zombie uprising at Middlemarch to make me invested in these characters and their lack of struggle Page 190Okay I need to get to Part 5 before I can reasonably stop reading Hopefully something resembling a plot will happen soon Page 300Nope Nothin' yetPage 370OH MY GOD I DON'T CARE I DON'T CARE SHUT UP SHUT UP WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME ALL OF THIS GEORGE ELIOT WHHHHHHHYYYYYYYPage 409Okay I tried No one can say I didn't give this book a fair chance But I'm halfway through and NOTHING HAS HAPPENED I just read 400 pages of some boring people going about their boring everyday business and I'm DONE Maybe I'm just not sophisticated enough to understand this book's genius Maybe I can only be happy with a book if the characters are likeable and doing interesting things besides sitting around and thinking about how fucking miserable they all are Maybe it's just my fault for having a bad attitude about this book from the beginning Who knows But what I know for sure is this I got to my designated halfway point on the flight back from vacation and when we landed I made sure to leave Middlemarch on the plane Hopefully it's adopted by someone who will love it than I did ADDENDUM I just consulted The List to check this book off and I decided to see if there were any other George Eliot books on it Including Middlemarch there are five Eliot books I'm supposed to read before I die FIVE Goddamn it

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Taking place in the years leading up to the First Reform Bill of 1832 Middlemarch explores nearly every subject of concern to modern life art religion science politics self society human relationships Among her charact I'm thoroughly embarrassed to admit that this book was first recommended to me by my stalker Subseuently I avoided MIDDLEMARCH like the plague because it became associated with this creepy guy who thought the fastest way to my heart was to stare at me follow me home and leave obscene messages on my voice mail Flash forward 2 years when I'm purusing yet another of my favorite tomes THE BOOK OF LISTS I'm intrigued to see that the one book that consistently turns up on the Ten Favorite Novels list of various authors is you guessed it MIDDLEMARCH With recommendations from James Michener Ken Follett and William Trevor I figured this was a book worth readingWhat a beautiful surprise Nobody depicts the depth and breath of society better than George Elliot She shows both how people are shaped by their times and vice versa Add to this an intriguing story of Dorothea Brooke a well meaning woman who wants to make a positive mark on the world Despite her best intentions Dorothea soon learns that the world will go on with or without her help This book is a sobering lesson for dreamers like myself who are always pondering How can I make a difference? After reading MIDDLEMARCH I suspect George Elliot would answer Stop taking yourself so seriously and get on with your life Nobody wants your help so mind your own business A refreshing attitude particularly in this self important cultureSo long story short If someone starts stalking you change your phone number File a complaint with human resources Get a restraining order But before you do be sure to ask el nutjob for some book and movie recommendations Because chances are after obsessively watching your every move this freak probably knows you better than you know yourself

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MiddlemarchIlliant but morally flawed physician the passionate artist Will Ladislaw and Fred Vincey and Mary Garth childhood sweethearts whose charming courtship is one of the many humorous elements in the novel's rich comic vein Take this for granted Middlemarch will haunt your every waking hour for the duration you spend within its fictional provincial boundaries At extremely odd moments during a day you will be possessed by a fierce urge to open the book and dwell over pages you read last night in an effort to clarify newly arisen doubts 'What did Will mean by that? What on earth is this much talked about Reform Bill? What will happen to poor Lydgate? Is Dorothea just symbolic or realistic?'And failure to act on your impulses will give rise to irritation The world all around you will cease to matter and you will be forced to perform everyday tasks on autopilot mode partly zombified completely at the mercy of this wonderful wonderful book Even hours after you turn over the last page Middlemarchers and their manifold conundrums and self delusions will maintain their firm grasp on your consciousness What I mean by these not at all far fetched generalizations is that Middlemarch is engaging suspenseful and readable Profoundly so Despite its dense outlay of character arcs dovetailing into the politics of the community subplots jostling against each other for primacy and the reader's attention vivid commentary by an omniscient narrator who interjects often to shape a reader's perception and the painstakingly detailed inner lives of its zealous hero and heroine struggling to hold on to their lofty ideals in the face of sobering reality and suffocating marriages everything moves at a breakneck speed I never knew when I ran out of pages to tear through There are few happy coincidences here and certainly no deus ex machinas to bestow easy resolution on conflicts Characters do not stumble upon gentrified fulfillment accidentally those persecuted because of their 'lower birth' do not magically acuire status and wealth thereby proving beyond doubt that Mary Ann Evans meant to contravene the most fundamental of tropes created by her celebrated contemporaries Instead they wrestle with their own conscience hypocrisies prejudices mortal desires and fatalistic judgments The day to day grind deepens their spiritual crisis derails their noble mission of being a part however insignificant of the progress story of the world at large makes them realize the futility of the individual's struggle against the forces that govern society Some emerge victorious able to cling to the passions and ardors that drive them ahead in life despite the inclemency of their circumstances While others flail and flounder succumbing to the tyranny of material wants and demanding selfish spouses If that's not bitter reality served up on a plate I don't know what isIf I am asked to pick one flaw with the plot and characters I must confess I had considered withholding a star initially because of the book's treatment of Dorothea and the infuriating Ladislaw Dorothea arc which made me want to uit reading out of pure frustration Evans' fascination with subjecting every character's mental makeup to her trenchant irony seemed to expire every time her beloved heroine came into the picture Freuent comparisons with the Virgin Mary and St Theresa and references to her ueenly grace made me skeptical about her credibility as a character of flesh and blood in a narrative otherwise populated with believable fallible men and women Is she merely symbolic then of a life dominated by a 'soul hunger' completely immune to the mundane concerns of uotidian living? Why must her womanhood be almost deified and worshipped? But thankfully Dorothea is salvaged and humanized in the end when she lets her own romantic passions overpower her altruistic zest the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life and rest in unvisited tombs Many may disapprove of the choice but if I had to name one book very similar to 'Middlemarch' in thematic content and in terms of a multiple perspective narrative structure set against a modern backdrop then Rowling's The Casual Vacancy comes to mind In fact it is hard not to figure out the connection after having read both books If the slew of unfavorable reviews on GR and elsewhere nipped your interest in the bud I urge you to give it a shot Unworthy of literary immortality as it maybe perhaps it still offers an intricately detailed portrait of a small town and how individual choices shape the destiny of a society Of course it is no Middlemarch as no book ever will be but it is where Rowling shows her true calibre as a novelist And really it is not as horrid as most reviewers made it out to be Far from it