READ Î Middlemarch


READ Î Middlemarch ¹ 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 characters are some of the most remarkable portraits in English literature Dorothea Brooke the heroine idealistic but naive; RosamonIlliant 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. 853 Middlemarch A Study of Provincial Life George EliotMiddlemarch A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot first published in eight installments volumes during 1871–72 The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during 1829–32 and it comprises several distinct though intersecting stories and a large cast of characters Significant themes include the status of women the nature of marriage idealism self interest religion hypocrisy political reform and educationمیدل مارچ جورج الیوت دنیای نو ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز دوم ماه نوامبر سال 1992 میلادیعنوان میدل مارچ در دو جلد؛ نویسنده جورج الیوت؛ مترجم مینا سرابی، تهران، نشر دنیای نو، 1369؛ در دو جلد؛ جلد 1 در 626 ص؛ جلد 2 در 601 ص شابک دوره دو جلدی؛ 9646564178؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، بدیهه، چاپ سوم 1379؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، نشر دنیای نو؛ چاپ چهارم 1383؛ چاپ پنجم 1387؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان بریتانیایی سده 19 ممیدل مارچ دو جلد است در 1229 صفحه، و در مجموع هشت کتاب، که در هر مجلد چهار کتاب آرمیده است، کتاب اول دوشیزه بروک؛ کتاب دوم پیر و جوان؛ کتاب سوم در انتظار مرگ؛ کتاب چهارم سه مسئله عشق؛ کتاب پنجم نفوذ مرده؛ کتاب ششم همسر و بیوه زن؛ کتاب هفتم دو وسوسه؛ کتاب هشتم طلوع و غروب؛ا شربیانی

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Ers 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. This is the best book ever written and why would you even think that Who cares It seems like a particularly male thing to do this categorizing this ranking When George Eliot introduces Casaubon a compulsive categorizer who has accomplished nothing of value it feels like than a character It's a warning She keeps uoting Eve from Paradise Lost who was impressed by a man and look how that turned out Eliot's talking about women following men and their dumb arcane knowledge Dorothea wants to be part of something grand and the very idea is patriarchal She ends up lost in a tomb This is Casaubon the archetypal mansplainer so many facts so little truthSo she leads with this grand male ambition The Key To All Mythologies but she's heading somewhere else Here's the uote that she's spending 800 pages aiming forThe 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 tombsAnd you're like oh fuck yeah right Unhistoric acts are my whole jam This is the truth most of us will be regular We can hope to find love or at least acceptance We hope that the cumulative effect of very many of us trying to do or less the right thing will be that the world is or less nice A few of us will create great art or live great lives Very many of us will wish we had George Eliot thinks we should settle downPeople are surprised when they find out that I read mostly classics What for they ask It sounds boring What are you getting out of this At its worst it's some kind of Casaubonesue desire to know everything about something I hope there's some kind of cumulative effect of empathy and perspective But this here Middlemarch is the only book I've ever read that changed the way I look at my entire life It teaches me to settle down I'm in the process of living faithfully a hidden life here So perhaps are you Coming to terms with that isn't just a lesson it's the lesson right It's the whole game It's either this or buy a convertible and re pierce my ear I read classics in hopes of finding something this good againOkay so the whole game is in here and the funny thing about this being the best book ever is that for the best book ever it is fucking boring There's this whole part like the middle third or so that's frankly deadly It happens about a hundred pages in; you've been having a grand old time with Dorothea and her shitty old husband who can't even fuck right and all of a sudden Eliot starts introducing new people It's not that they're not great well some of them aren't I'm sorry but Mary and Fred are boring But Rosamond She's so awful She's terrific and she very nearly runs off with the book Casaubon is a bad man; Rosamond is a bad woman and her damage to Lydgate is much worseRosamond is what Eliot started with in fact; that was supposed to be the book She was to be a response to the realist landmark Madame Bovary Eliot decided she needed a counterweight in Dorothea and then I don't know what all else happened That climactic confrontation between Dorothea and Rosamond for one thing what a scene right Eliot is one of the most compassionate writers and here's where she puts her money down There's this complicated structure she builds pretty Ladislaw the banker Bulstrode an old scandal some surprisingly Victorian plot twists given that Middlemarch is itself a realist landmark Rather talk about doctors than you needed A lot of this stuff is boringThere's a famous uote from Virginia Woolf who called Middlemarch one of the few English novels written for grown up people She called it that despite all its imperfections by the way she thought it was boring too But that's a grown up message that bit about the tombs So here we are right Grown ups living faithfully our hidden lives hoping to find peace with our unremarkableness Here's the peace You gotta make it through a boring part in the middle but at the end you'll look back and find it was the best thing ever


MiddlemarchTaking 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