Wednesday, July 25, 2012

 I started reading "Middlemarch and so far it is not very interesting.  I read up to chapter three and reading  it again.  There was some things in the book the I missed  in the reading.  For the instance, I'm still having trouble understanding the comparison to saint teresa and the importance. 

To note,  The two sister Dorthea and Cecil are so much alike that you hardly notice difference between the two.  Dorthea has an attractiveness that is unique and Cecil has more common sense of the two.  I seem to be missing Dorthea's suitors for marriage. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

This discussion does not have a reaing schedule from the moderator.  This taken from one of the discussions within the group.

9:31 PM 7/21/2012 / I should have read classics group

I have the book. It is divided into eight sections, which are called "Books."

Book 1 Miss Brooke
Book 2 Old and Young (Starts with Chapter 13)
Book 3 Waiting for Death (Starts with Chapter 23)
Book 4 Three Love Problems (Chapter 34)
Book 5 The Dead Hand (Chapter 43)
Book 6 The Widow and the Wife (Chapter 54)
Book 7 Two Temptations (Chapter 63)
Book 8 Sunset and Sunrise (Chapter 72)

The books appear to be roughly similar lengths in pages (none particularly long or short). I think Middlemarch was originally published in installments, so it makes sense that the installments would be similar lengths.

Friday, July 20, 2012


A Study of Provincial Life (Google eBook)
Front Cover
Penguin, Dec 1, 2003 - 912 pages
"People are almost always better than their neighbours think they are"

George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose pioneering medical methods, combined with an imprudent marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamond, threaten to undermine his career; and the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past. As their stories interweave, George Eliot creates a richly nuanced and moving drama, hailed by Virginia Woolf as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people".

This is july's group read with the group " I should have read classics".  I copies this information from Google Books.
Book II: June 23-30- Ch. 36-En

I finally finished the book. I thought the book was to look making it drag on and on. Julien finally get to die a heroes death.
Book II: June 15-22: Ch.26-35
Julien had the mademoiselle are planning to marry and this time things get heated. Why would he write a letter to Madame Renal about his marriage, he apparently was alluded about remaining friends with her. He is had now been arrested for trying to kill her. Defending in honor is quite important to him.
Book II: June 8-14: 16-25

I'm so far behind the group in reading this novel. This story is starting to get a boring. Julien is starting to show is villainy with stalking and assaulting in defending his honor. He and Mademoiselle mole have confessed their love for each other. I believe that they are insincere with each other.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Book II: May 31- June 7: Ch. 1-15

So far, I read up to chapter eleven. Julien is living in Paris as secretary to an attorney there. I must mention that there is quit a bit of historical facts being mentioned through out this part of the text. I wanted to note this because if there is ever another chance to read this book again, I want to look for some of these names and date mentioned.