Saturday, January 29, 2011

Scenes of Clerical Life, by George Eliot

This is a wonderful collection of stories. I just finished "Mr. Gilfil's Love Story" and was deeply touched by the lovely sentences and the smoothly described emotions of the story. If it had been a longer story, in novel form, it might be considered one of her finest writings. I especially loved Eliot's use of dialect when the various characters, especially the simple country folk, are speaking.

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