Posted by Stolzi on February 07, 1998 at 15:33:40:
In response to Middlemarch as Soap, written by Cassia on February 07, 1998 at 12:42:14
I think we should read this book, then everyone could fall in love with Will Ladislaw and share him with me. ;-)
To each his own, CS Lewis wrote "who can forgive Dorothea for marrying a sugarstick like Ladislaw?"
Will always makes me think of LM Alcott's "Laurie" - or rather the young Polish aristocrat Louisa met and fell half in love with, and used as part of the character of Laurie. But is it just the similarity of names?
Earlier in this thread it seemed that GE was being decried as introducing religion into her novels. Well, maybe, but certainly notconventional religion, she was considered a howling infidel by contemporaries and considered herself pretty well an agnostic.
Off to the library to pick up O&L.
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