Eliot, George, Middlemarch, Quotes, Writers

Quotes from Middlemarch

Favourite quotes from Middlemarch by George Eliot “Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.” “One can begin so many things with a new person! - even begin to be a better man.” “The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the… Continue reading Quotes from Middlemarch

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Painting The Somnambulist by Millais was sold
Art, Art movements, Books & art, Collins, Wilkie, Paintings, Pre-Raphaelites, The Woman in White, Writers

Where is Anne Catherick?!

Where is Anne Catherick?! Or to be more accurate where is this painting? In a Tumblr post on Wilkie Collins' sensational novel The Woman in White, I used the Pre-Raphaelite painting for illustration. The Somnambulist by John Everett Millais. It is thought by some that Millais was inspired by the book. It left me wanting… Continue reading Where is Anne Catherick?!

Austen, Jane, Book trivia, Pride and Prejudice, Worst couples in literature, Writers

11 worst couples in literature: Charlotte Lucas & Mr Collins from Pride and Prejudice

No. 11. Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins: Charlotte Lucas seems a pleasant young woman. She has a sense of humour and is a close friend of the delightful Elizabeth Bennet. What a shame then that she marries that fawning, conceited, potato and chimney connoisseur, Mr Collins.… Continue reading 11 worst couples in literature: Charlotte Lucas & Mr Collins from Pride and Prejudice