Category: Reviews

Middlemarch: Book II, Old and Young (Or, not everything is coming up roses…)

When last we left them, the Middlemarchers were fair to middling in their various life choices.

We had met Dorothea and DESPAIRED of her marrying that dull prosy old fart (Casaubon); and had made a tentative acquaintance with Tertius Lydgate.

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The Madwoman Upstairs, Catherine Lowell (or Valancy, now forever afeard of attics….)

We are a passionate bunch here at BlueCastle. We love and loathe in equal measure.

Topping the list of most hated include:

Moustachioed heroes. (I may include the recently read Karen Robard Wild Orchid’s Max as my ONLY current exception to this rule.)