Lost in 19th Century England


My book club is reading Middlemarch for February and March. In the car I’m listening to Sense and Sensibility.

Whoa! These are two very different books with different styles. George Eliot‘s book is an examination of the values and attitudes of the early 19th century (although her views often reflect the time she wrote Middlemarch, around 1880, rather than the time setting of the book, 1830 or so). Jane Austen’s books is romance and family. You know Sense and Sensibility will have a happy ending. I doubt Middlemarch will.