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Middlemarch: The Widow and the Wife

Fred Vincy has a job; Lydgate and Rosamond’s marriage is collapsing (Rosy is, I believe, the “Wife” of the book’s title); Mr. Bulstrode is threatened with exposure of past misdeeds and tries to make reparation; Will Ladislaw finds out about … Continue reading

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Middlemarch: Three Love Problems

Love problem number one: Mr. Lydgate and Rosamond Vincy. Short of money, Rosamond’s father is grumbling about her engagement, warning that he can give them no money. She is quietly obstinate, however, in keeping to her engagement. As she tells … Continue reading

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Middlemarch: Waiting for Death

The third book of Middlemarch, “Waiting for Death”, contains three sick people and two big marriage mistakes. It begins with the hopeful Fred Vincy trying to come up with money to pay a debt. He particularly wanted to pay this … Continue reading

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