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The Mill on the Floss, Book II: School-Time

The second book of The Mill on the Floss is much shorter than the first. It covers Tom’s time at the school Mr. Tulliver chose for him, wanting his son to have a better education and to become a match for such lawyers as the “scoundrel” Wakem. 546 more words


Let me be honest. Four things I dislike from Victorian novels

Reading less than 30 Victorian novels from four different writers is, I know, insufficient to call this dislikeness list a representation of the overall canon literature era. 1,228 more words

Thomas Hardy

In Pursuit Of

‘No, you go on without me,’ Billy Pilgrim slumped against a sturdy wooden house, perfectly content to be a dead weight, as long as that dead weight wasn’t being carried by anyone. 910 more words


The Mill on the Floss, Book I: Boy and Girl

“It is a wonderful subduer, this need of love, – this hunger of the heart, – as peremptory as that other hunger by which Nature forces us to submit to the yoke, and change the face of the world.” (Ch. 499 more words


The Eliot Project & Adam Bede, Book First

Having finished the “Dickens Project” some time ago, “Sophie” of A Reasonable Quantity of Butter and I have decided to begin the “ 867 more words


The Eliot Project

This year, Miss Sneyd (The East Room) and I are collaborating on another project. In 2012-14, we read all of Dickens’ novels together — a monstrous task which tended to cement my dislike of his writing (with the exception of ‘A Christmas Carol’, for which I have a new-found liking). 437 more words