Middlemarch (1871-72), considerato uno dei capolavori dell’epoca vittoriana per finezza psicologica e complessità della rappresentazione ambientale, ha per titolo il nome di un’immaginaria cittadina delle Midlands. Opera corale costruita su trame diverse di cui l’autrice riesce a tenere le fila con un prodigioso controllo narrativo, è un grande affresco della provincia inglese alla metà dell’Ottocento. Ma è anche il romanzo dell’infelicità coniugale, imperniato sulla storia di due matrimoni votati al fallimento: quello dell’idealista ed entusiasta Dorothea Brooke, unica eroina di un libro senza eroi, con il maturo e meschino Casaubon, studioso pedante di grande erudizione e scarsa cultura; e quello di Tertius Lydgate, medico di alta coscienza professionale e grande rigore scientifico, con l’ambiziosa ed egoista Rosamond Vincy, incapace di comprenderne la grandezza d’animo e la vocazione. Dorothea e Tertius, i due protagonisti principali, intrecciano le loro vite ma non sono destinati a unirsi in una storia d’amore: persi dietro alle loro utopiche aspirazioni, delusi dallo scarto tra desideri e realtà, migreranno entrambi a Londra dove forse non si incontreranno mai più.
- ISBN: 8811367344
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 1072
I'm thoroughly embarrassed to admit that this book was first recommended to me by my stalker. Subsequently, I avoided MIDDLEMARCH like the plague, because it became associated with this creepy guy who thought the fastest way to my heart was to stare at me, follow me home, and leave obscene messages
Best. Goddamned. Book. Ever. Seriously, this shit's bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. 750 pages in, and you're still being surprised. It's 800 pages long and EVERY SINGLE PAGE ADVANCES THE PLOT. You cannot believe it until you read it. This is a writer's book. By which I mean, and I say this with love, that if Leggi tutto
Oh, the slow burn of genius. I always tread lightly when it comes to using the word "genius" but there is no way around it here. It took me a good 200 pages to fully get into the novel and its ornate 19th-century turn of phrase but very quickly, I was so completely spellbound by its intelligence and w Leggi tutto
Page 97: Ugh. I'm trying, guys, I really am. But right now I'm about 100 pages into this book, and the thought of getting through the next 700 is making me want to throw myself under a train. And I almost never leave a book unread, so this is serious. However, since it's on The List, I feel I should Leggi tutto
Some discouragement, some faintness of heart at the new real future which replaces the imaginary, is not unusual, and we do not expect people to be deeply moved by what is not unusual. That element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency, has not yet wrought itself into the coarse emotio Leggi tutto
This is the best book ever written, and why would you even think that? Who cares? It seems like a particularly male thing to do, this categorizing, this ranking. When George Eliot introduces Casaubon, a compulsive categorizer who has accomplished nothing of value, it feels like more than a character Leggi tutto
I put off reading this for actual decades : 900 crammed pages about the well-to-do folk of an ordinary small English country town called Middlemarch. I thought it might be tweedy. Jane Austen for those who wouldn't be caught dead reading P&P. . But also I suspected it would be a masterpiece. But a v Leggi tutto
(853 From 1001 Books) - Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life, George Eliot Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot, first published in eight installments (volumes) during 1871–72. The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during 1 Leggi tutto
If I told you that my obsession with Middlemarch began with a standing KitchenAid mixer, you'd expect me to elaborate. It started one summer day when I was a teenager. My friend had invited me over to her house for a movie night and sleep over. Though our families had known each other since befo
Το Μίντλμαρτς είναι η νουβέλα της προόδου και της κοινωνικής αλλαγής. Βρισκόμαστε στην Αγγλία την εποχή ανάμεσα στην Πρώτη και τη Δεύτερη Μεταρρύθμιση (1832,1867). Έχει αρχίσει ήδη η ανεπαίσθητη βαθμιαία αλλαγή του κοινωνικού τοπίου απο ραγδαίες επιστημονικές και τεχνολογικές ανακαλύψεις αλλά και πα Leggi tutto
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