For me, reading Middlemarch or Sentimental Education is work, whereas Catcher in the Rye was pure pleasure.
Some of us have read Middlemarch; all of us have an opinion on Philip Roth.
The most masterly bits of work in "Middlemarch" are the characters of Rosamond and Casaubon.
In the mean time we hope to have the proof of the finale to "Middlemarch."
But on the other hand, in "Middlemarch," George Eliot has told three stories instead of one.
Expect to be immensely disappointed with the close of "Middlemarch."
The photograph of the Middlemarch gossips sitting upon the case of Mrs. Bulstrode is taken accurately.
It is wonderful how "Middlemarch" keeps afloat in people's minds.
On the strength of this remembrance, you will be one of the three exceptional people to whom we order "Middlemarch" to be sent.
This essay was written in 1866 before Middlemarch or Daniel Deronda had appeared.