A little bit about Middlemarch

I don’t know how far along I’ll carry these comments, but
I’d like to share a little bit about Middlemarch with you.

Dorothea Brooke is almost twenty years old.  Her sister, Celia,
is a little younger.  They have been orphaned and are being
raised by their uncle.

The uncle is an endearing type and I think we’ll enjoy reading
about him as the book goes along for some comic relief.

Dorothea is religious, serious and studious.  Celia is more
light-hearted and in some awe of her sister.

Sir James Chettam lives nearby–a friend of the family–and
a frequent visitor at “Tipton Grange”.  You and I soon realize that he’s
in love with Dorothea.  And that Celia loves him.

There is a guest at dinner one evening, a Reverend Edward
Casaubon, who has ‘profound learning’ and will soon have a
book published.  He is wealthy.  Well, they’re all wealthy I think.
Still, it doesn’t hurt to be aware of this. (!)

Dorothea,  becomes interested in Casaubon, thinks he is wise and
learned (learnED), but he is a figure of fun to Celia.  He’s fifty!
for heaven’s sake, and she claims he slurps his soup.

to be continued if you care . . .

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2 Responses to A little bit about Middlemarch

  1. Stefanie says:

    Oh I read this so long ago I had forgotten about Celia. I should probably read this again sometime. It seems you are off to a good start!

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Easy to forget about Celia, Stefanie. She sort of
      plays second fiddle to Dorothea–at least for now.
      So far, so good.

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