Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Pacing...

As a wanna be writer...I am really appreciating the pacing of the book--Eliot manages to pack all sorts of pithy aphorisms, caustic comments on Middlemarch-ians, and plot points into the work, yet it breezes along. I'm reading it online--can't say that's possible with too many classic works.

I appreciated the quick deftness she employed to move Dorothea out of center stage, whisking her off to her honeymoon so that we can spotlight Lydgate and his arrival to Middlemarch. It's all very soapy, in the best possible way.

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