A return to Middlemarch

As a college senior, I took a highly coveted course on the Victorian novelists.  For so long, I have wanted to revisit Middlemarch, one of the great reads of that class, and this summer I am traveling there.  Middlemarch reminds me of why books become classics; it is not because they are stuffy or difficult.  It is because they are books to be savored.  The canvas of Middlemarch is filled with memorable characters, many of whom lack self-understanding.  Meet Dorothea, Casaubon, Lydgate, Mary, Rosamund and Fred, to name just a few.  Witness them trying to make meaning in their lives against the backdrop of a changing society.  This one is truly a title to deserve five stars.

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