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10 thoughts on “Felix Holt, the Radical

  1. says:

    Towards the end of this long but intensely interesting narrative, the reader is told exactly how much time has passed since the first of the many events of the story The narrator sounded surprised at how brief a period it had been, and I was surprised too because I d been reading this book for quite a while and I d come to associate it with the passing of a considerable period of time That was partly due to the many events that occurred in my own life while I d been reading about Felix Holt s Towards the end of this long but intensely ...


  2. says:

    4.5 starsOne of the least read of Eliot s novels sitting in the middle of her output I found it had a surprising resonance for today It was published in 1866 but was set in the time of the Great Reform Act in 1832, when the vote was extended not by much, the electorate increasing from about 500,000 to just over 800,000 As Eliot was writing the Second Reform Act was being promulgated The landed classes and aristocracy were bringing on board some of the wealthier middle classes.The plot cen 4.5 starsOne of the least read of Eliot s novels sitting in the middle of her output I found it had a surprising resonance for today It was published in 1866 but was set in the time of the Great Reform Act in 18...


  3. says:

    Very enjoyable story was further enhanced by Nadia May s superb rendition of it for Blackstone Audio AudioBookStand This was my husband s introduction to George Eliot and I m glad it was a mostly cheerful even humorous novel as her works can be dark Mrs Holt, Felix s...


  4. says:

    I commented in relation to John Updike s Terrorist that a sentence of 157 words was the nail in its coffin I noticed while reading Felix Holt that there were four consecutive sentences of 78, 13, 100, and 64 words The difference is that in 1866 George Eliot wrote perfect prose, properly punctuated and capable of being understood and enjoyed despite the sentence length The whole book is a clever, frank portrayal of the 1832 election when England I use the specific advisedly was in the m I commented in relation to John Updike s Terrorist that a sentence of 157 words was the nail in its coffin I noticed while reading Felix Holt that there were four consecutive sentences of 78, 13, 100, and 64 words The difference is that in 1866 George Eliot wrote perfect prose, properly punctuated and capable of being understood and enjoyed despite the sentence length The whole book is a clever, frank portrayal of the 1832 election when England I use the sp...


  5. says:

    review later


  6. says:

    Ugh Double Ugh I struggled with this almost from the beginning and, frankly, wish I d abandoned it before I got far enough that I felt I had too much invested in it to do so Eliot kept going off on tangents Sometimes my mind would wander and I d read passages again, just to make sure I hadn t missed anything And I hadn t Not all of the tangents were of the religious nor even the political sort The below wasunderstandable than many, but gives you a glimpse Keep in mind that not one Ugh Double Ugh I struggled with this almost from the beginning and, frankly, wish I d abandoned it before I got far enough that I felt I had too much invested in it to do so Eliot kept going off on tangents Sometimes my mind would wander and I d read passages again, just to make sure I hadn t missed anything And I hadn t Not all of the tangents were of the religious nor even the political sort The below wasunderstandable than many, but gives you a glimpse Keep in mind that not one character ever plays chess, there is never any suggestion of a match Fancy what a game at chess would be if all the chessmen had passions and intellects,or less small and cunning if you were not only uncertain about your adversary s men, but a little uncertain about your own if your knight could shuffle himself on to a new square by the sly if your bishop, in disgust at your castling, could wheedle your pawns out of their places and if your pawns, hating you because they are pawns, could make away from their app...


  7. says:

    I make no secret of the fact that I think George Eliot is a literary badass, and Felix Holt The Radical is just the latest example of these well deserved credentials This is essentially a political and legal thriller set in 1832 England on the cusp of the passage of the First Reform Act Among other things, the Reform Acts of the 1800s redefined the electoral districts for the English Parliament and expanded the franchise ever so slightly The sleepy English town of Treby finds itself the ce I make no secret of the fact that I think George Eliot is a literary badass, and Felix Holt The Radical is just the latest example of these well deserved credentials This is essentially a political and legal thriller set in 1832 England on the cusp of the passage of the ...


  8. says:

    I once read an essay about the objections to women s suffrage One argument that anti suffrage activists made was that voting was a proxy for fighting men will wage war over political power, but they can save blood and energy by taking a vote, allowing the larger army to win without the smaller one having to die Very civilised, no Women should not be allowed the vote because women don t fight imagine if there was a vote in which women all voted ...


  9. says:

    Felix Holt 1866 is not the best loved of George Eliot s novels, and in some ways it s easy to see why The male protagonist, the earnest idealist Felix Holt, is too idealized himself to be a truly compelling character, and the tale of his moral conversion of the beautiful and worldly Esther Lyon may be a little too pious and pedagogical for most modern readers The plot has its creaks as well, rather, sometimes lurching perilously close to the model of the Victorian sensation novel la Wilk Felix Holt 1866 is not the best loved of George Eliot s novels, and in some ways it s easy to see why The male protagonist, the earnest idealist Felix Holt, is too idealized himself to be a truly compelling character, and the tale of his moral conversion of the beautiful a...


  10. says:

    OK, so this is my first ever Eliot so bare with me It s New Year s Day and I find myself in an Air BnB Of course I m ashamed of myself, but willing to admit my faults or the faults of poverty in Budapest and my wife wants to go to lunch so I ll quickly sketch out a few thoughts I went back n forth a bit pleasure wise with this novel I love Vi...


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Felix Holt, the Radical As In All Of George Eliot S Best Work, Every Class Of Society Is Included In This Portrait Of Political Ferment And Corrupt Electioneering In A Small Midland Borough In 1832 At The Heart Of The Novel Is George Eliot S Conviction That Men S Lives Are As Thoroughly Blended With Each Other As The Air They Breathe Evil Spreads As Necessarily As Disease.

  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Felix Holt, the Radical
  • George Eliot
  • English
  • 23 January 2018
  • 0192838210

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