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Middlemarch

MiddlemarchMiddlemarch by George Eliot
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I honestly think this novel is too big and too unwieldy (and I generally like big, Victorian novels). At times I was annoyed by the too slowly developing plot and what at time were ridiculous coincidences that moved it along.

But I also appreciated Eliot's writing, including her keen psychological and moral insights.

Her omniscient narrator with a distinct point-of-view is a rather interesting feature. At times I found the narrator annoying, while other times I find her expressing great moral wisdom.

By the close, I was invested in the characters and the outcomes of their stories and deeply admired who Dorothea had grown to be. And the narrator's observations about her at the very end were moving.

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