Beware the Ides of ‘Middlemarch’!
What to do when you finally tackle that Everest of English literature called Middlemarch? Give yourself a pat on the back? Brew a celebratory cup of tea? Start reading something else right away?
Or maybe, if you’re like us, you obsess over it and text your friends and mull and generally can’t stop thinking about anything else. Indeed, we found ourselves so overflowing with thoughts and feelings about George Eliot’s masterpiece that we couldn’t let it go without some fanfare. After all, it’s not every day you manage to finish something so universally lauded, so epic, and so multi-faceted. Break out the tea and let’s celebrate in style!
So, this March on Literary Transgressions, we bring you The Ides of Middlemarch, an entire month dedicated to Middlemarch. We’ll be tackling the book and discussing it from a few different perspectives as well as watching adaptations and sharing some favorite tidbits from around the web focused on the book.
And we’d love your participation! If you have Middlemarch feelings you’d like to share, comment on any post or drop us a line via e-mail with your thoughts, what you’d like to see featured, or, if you’re still working your way through, your basic “OH MY GOD! FEELS!” message. We’ve all been there, buddy.
Tune in next week for our first deep dive into Middlemarch as we take a look at communication (and the lack thereof) between characters in the book. In the meantime, enjoy a video of actor and generally Very English Person Dan Stevens reading a pivotal scene from the book aloud: