Monthly Archives: October 2015

Maps of Middlemarch! And “Two People Reading Middlemarch”

  Behold, your amazing art and my own less impressive achievement — “Two People Reading Middlemarch” (2003). Nice work on these diagrams. We’ll keep adding to these maps or, perhaps, network models as the novel proceeds. Please read to 350 for … Continue reading

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Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood / One Direction: Helpful?

Dear all, A brilliant Victorianist colleague, Professor Dustin Friedman of the National University of Singapore, has just devised the below diagram of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood — and its connections to the boy band One Direction. This is beyond my own area … Continue reading

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A Formal, Practical Proposal

While unconventional forms are not, as yet, prevalent in Middlemarch in comparison to The Moonstone, both have used the form of the letter to express both the nature of the times and character relationships, as in Mr. Causbon’s letter. What … Continue reading

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Wandering Eyes

After reading the Moonstone, it has become difficult not to evaluate the Victorian novel’s character’s ability to see and read things. While Middlemarch is not a detective story, its subject, an interlaced countryside community, makes a character’s ability to be … Continue reading

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Eyes on the Prelude

I have found the Prelude to be quite fascinating so I want to provide a brief analysis.  Right from the beginning we are told that “Many Theresa’s have been born who found for themselves no epic life…the offspring of a … Continue reading

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