Henry James complained that Middlemarch was too messy. But it was George Eliot’s ‘riot of subjectivity’ that made the novel so bold. Zadie Smith salutes the Victorian novelist who gave future writers the freedom to push the form to its limits.
I’ve been listening to George Eliot’s Middlemarch and so was happy to come across this wonderful essay on the book. The book of revelations | Review | guardian.co.uk Books