A collection of 12 posts

A novelist on language

For years my favorite line in Middlemarch has been Lady Chettam's He is a gentleman. I heard him talking to Humphrey. He talks well. Now it's got some competition. ‘The strongest slang of

Eliot's 200th Birthday is soon

Great tweet, @nathankhensley And wow—you got to take a photo of the Middlemarch manuscript? Is that because it is touring? Or is this one of the BL’s digitized pages? They have

Eliot's house

Michael Bloomberg now owns George Eliot's house. @Rebeccamead_NYC draws lessons for the ex-mayor from "Middlemarch." http://t.co/KXFj9gSVzd — TNY Culture Desk (@CultureDesk) July 29, 2015 The

Calling Dr Lydgate

http://classicpenguin.tumblr.com/post/111872903679/for-the-young-doctor-about-to-burn-out Middlemarch makes an unexpected, but apprciated, appearance.


"I do not feel very confident that I can make anything satisfactory of Middlemarch." - George Eliot writing to John Blackwood, 11 Sept. 1869 — Oxford Classics (@OWC_Oxford) July 31,

Zadie Smith on George Eliot

After discussing Anna Karenina, War and Peace, Madame Bovary, and Half of a Yellow Sun, Smith writes The epic inaction of our summer holidays is perhaps what makes them suitable for the reading