View Full Version : George Eliot - Middlemarch

06-03-2009, 07:15 AM
Hi, I would like to know how this book compares to The Mill on the Floss - how it compares in terms of difficulty, interest level, romance, etc. The size of it is intimidating, but I got through Mill for a class and loved it; in fact, I was almost in tears by the end. I have actually had Middlemarch in my library for years, but have never had the perseverance to get past the first two pages (lol), of which I am somewhat ashamed, because this is like one of the greatest books ever! Any input and encouragement would be lovely.

06-03-2009, 12:08 PM
Hi, I loved it. It is Eliot's masterpiece, without a doubt. I would say it's in another league to MOTF, which I wasn't as keen on. It is huge, but well worth it. It's considered one of the best, if not the best novel ever written, and I can see why. Give it a go.