Monday, 8 August 2016
#EliotAlong: The Finale!
WE DID IT!! I actually can't believe I got all the way to the end of Middlemarch, possibly the book that's been on my TBR longest AND ACTUALLY LOVED IT. This post may be full of capitals, you have been warned.
In summary; pretty much everybody got the ending I wanted for them. Will and Dorothea are happy, Fred and Mary are happy, other people I like are...not unhappy? Or dead, in the case of Lydgate but you know, Rosamond was only ever going to be a burden to him anyway so I'm not too sad for him. My particular favourite thing about this last section was Sir James relenting on the whole 'we're never speaking to Dorothea again' thing because Celia cried at him. I love how easily flustered he is.
I really don't have too much to say about the last bit, except that everybody behaved as I expected them too and I'm definitely going to be getting myself the Clothbound edition to add to my collection. I will really miss these characters!
How did you find it? Have you finished? Who ended up your favourite character? (Mine is Dorothea I think. Or Will. Or maybe both of them. But I think Sir James is probably the most underrated. Such a worrier, bless him.)
THANK YOU for reading this gigantic book with me. I might have to read some more stuff Eliot wrote now!
Link up your last (sob) posts below!