Review: Middlemarch by George Eliot

This is a book I wish I had read a very long time ago. I wish I was reading it over and over again. There are just so many characters involved and I know I missed out on bits…but never fear, I am already starting it over again!

This book is just so delightful. I was so angry at some of these people. I adored some of these people. I was totally exasperated with some of these people. With some of them, I was all three things at different points within the novel.

When I started this novel, I won’t lie, I thought Dorothea was a bit silly. However, by the end of the book I loved every single thing about her. I wouldn’t change a single thing about her.

There are just so many things going on in this novel! So many little storylines that all make up the day-to-day life in Middlemarch…I feel as if I really MUST do a re-read to make sure I have not neglected or overlooked anyone.

I wish I could recommend this book to every single person in the universe. There just aren’t words enough to express how much I enjoyed it. At the same time, it makes me a bit sad because I know most of my friends would ask me what the big deal was and they found it boring.

So these feelings just leave me a bit dejected and I don’t even know how to deal with that.

This is how much this book means to me…I am heartbroken over a perceived notion that my mates won’t enjoy it that much…how crazy is that…

although I must say….many of the problems the characters of Middlemarch found themselves in could have just been avoided entirely if people had just spoken their minds…

So I say now…Go forth and read this book…Love it as much as I do…and if you don’t like it…well….shame on you!!!

Until next time…
Urania xx

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4 thoughts on “Review: Middlemarch by George Eliot

  1. Uranina, Middlemarch was the first classic I had laid my eyes on in 2016. I was about to abandon it after few pages (I found it bit heavy for someone who had just started with classics), but I’m glad I did not.
    I won’t say it is my favorite classic; there’re many others I found more fascinating. Also, I found bunch of its pages too descriptive; descriptions that took a toll on me. It nonetheless, as you said too, a must-read for everyone.
    As it was my first classic read, I’m sure I must have left many things unattended that needed my attention. So will definitely re-read it again, someday.

      • I’ve not read much but from whatever I have, I loved these-
        Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina, Oliver Twist (not my favorite but I liked it), Pride and Prejudice, A room of one’s own (it’s a non-fiction but I loved it).
        We all are guilty of avoiding them, aren’t we? They are pleasure but only if we give them time.
        I still remember I liked Middlemarch but started loving my journey only after reading another book or two. Since then this relationship of ours is going strong.😋
        What are yours? Your favourites.

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