It's been awhile since I've posted on this reading journal ... but I'm back today to talk briefly about my reading of George Eliot's Felix Holt, the Radical. It's a confusing plot, I must say, and it's all I can do to keep up with the twists and turns. I've decided to simply read more slowly, occasionally rereading paragraphs or pages, so that. I can keep the movements of the plot clearly in mind. However, despite the confusion, I love the beautifully elegant passages I find on almost every page. Eliot has a "way with words" that is unsurpassed by any writer I can think of.
At this point in the book (Ch. 22), lawyer Jermyn has discovered a family secret about the Transomes that he seems to be holding for future use as blackmail. (The secret also involves Esther, the adopted orphan daughter of the preacher Rufus.)