Myles will lead the Classics Quarterly Book Club at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls VT on Middlemarch by George Eliot. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands town in the midst of modern changes. The proposed Reform Bill promises political change; the building of railroads alters both the physical and cultural landscape; new scientific approaches to medicine incite public division; and scandal lurks behind respectability. The quiet drama of ordinary lives and flawed choices are played out in the complexly portrayed central characters of the novel.
Middlemarch illustrates the plight of women in the 19th century with skill and compassion. Eliot conveys the few options that women had in those days.
Pick up a copy of the book at 20% discount in the store (order online, pickup & pay at the store) and call 802-463-9404 to sign up for the book club.