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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
 
1900-1945Three months in Asolo had passed in a sort of dream, a little harassed by the floods of people my mother poured over me in my enfeebled state. I had spent long days...Freya Stark George EliotMiddlemarchPrint: Book
1900-1945Three months in Asolo had passed in a sort of dream, a little harassed by the floods of people my mother poured over me in my enfeebled state. I had spent long days...Herbert Young George EliotMiddlemarchPrint: Book
1850-1899"I think, for example, that Shirley is very superior to Dorothea Brooke. She has far more character & power, though she does not have such a young lady like admiration fo...Leslie Stephen George EliotMiddlemarchPrint: Book
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H. J. Jackson notes annotations in a copy of Middlemarch by a reader who, "initially repelled by the books, was gradually won over."anon George EliotMiddlemarchPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 9 April 1873: "Your letter was full of points of great interest. Your criticism on Middlemarch was excellent and I have duly transcribed it...Henry James William James"criticism of Middlemarch"Manuscript: Letter
1850-1899'Have you yet seen Middlemarch? You would not be quite so unsophisticated a visitor to Rome as Miss Brooke.'Robert Louis Stevenson George EliotMiddlemarchPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945Virginia Woolf to Hugh Walpole, 8 November 1931: 'I'm reading Middlemarch with even greater pleasure than I remembered: and Ford M. Ford's memoirs [Thus to Revisit] ...Virginia Woolf George EliotMiddlemarchPrint: Book
1900-1945'I have just finished [italics] The Mill on the Floss[end italics]. Reading it and [italics] Adam Bede [end italics] have given me the most extraordinary pleasure. I begi...Antonia White George Eliot [pseud.]MiddlemarchPrint: Book
1900-1945From Diary of E. M. Forster, 8 September 1940: 'London Burning! I watched this event from my Chiswick flat last night with disgust and indignation, but with no intensi...Edward Morgan Forster George EliotMiddlemarchPrint: Book
1900-1945'Meeting held at 68 Northcourt Avenue
20th III 1935
Howard R. Smith in the chair
1. Minutes of last Meeting were read & approved

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Janet Rawlings George Eliot (pseud.)MiddlemarchPrint: Book
1900-1945'So we lay all day in the rolling swell, fair in the blast of the dried fish; reading John vii, Odyssey xxiv, a mutilated copy of "Middlemarch" and late man pages of the ...Ronald Storrs George EliotMiddlemarchPrint: Book
1900-1945'The storm came up on us and lightning began so we turned back. Past a grove of lemons and through a farm yard where a woman showed us her miserable baby eaten up with Ma...Gertrude Bell George Eliot (pseud.)MiddlemarchPrint: Book
1900-1945'Still very rough. No chance of [church] service. Finished George Eliot's "Middlemarch".'Albert Ruskin Cook George Eliot (pseud.)MiddlemarchPrint: Book



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