Eliot, George, Middlemarch, Worst couples in literature, Writers

11 worst couples in literature: Dorothea & Edward Casaubon from Middlemarch

No. 8. Dorothea and Edward Casaubon from Middlemarch (George Eliot) Spoiler alert! Another of Eliot’s brilliant portraits of a hopeless pairing. Dorothea (“Dodo”) is a sheltered and intense young woman with a background in English and Swiss Puritanism: Riding was an indulgence which she allowed herself in spite of conscious qualms; she felt she enjoyed… Continue reading 11 worst couples in literature: Dorothea & Edward Casaubon from Middlemarch

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

11 worst couples in literature: Lydia Bennet & George Wickham from Pride and Prejudice

No. 9. Lydia Bennet and George Wickham from Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Spoiler alert! The marital prognosis on this relationship isn’t good, I fear. Wickham is a compulsive liar, gambler, debtor and idler. He has previously attempted to elope with Darcy’s young sister to access her fortune. Then he elopes with Lydia, Elizabeth’s 15… Continue reading 11 worst couples in literature: Lydia Bennet & George Wickham from Pride and Prejudice

Eliot, George, Middlemarch, Worst couples in literature, Writers

11 worst couples in literature: Rosamund Vincy & Dr Lydgate from Middlemarch

No. 10. Rosamund Vincy and Dr Lydgate from Middlemarch Spoiler alert! Rosamund and Lydgate: One of the many gems to be found in George Eliot's Middlemarch is the genius psychological portraits of Dr Tertius Lydgate and Miss Rosamund Vincy (soon Mrs Lydgate) - including how their marriage faired from early pleasure, through crisis and life-sapping… Continue reading 11 worst couples in literature: Rosamund Vincy & Dr Lydgate from Middlemarch