Sunday, June 27, 2010


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.)

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