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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays - September 27, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along; you don't have to be a blogger! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The teaser this week is for a classic which comes highly recommended by my fellow reading friends!



My teaser this week: 
You could not live among such people; you are stifled for want of an outlet towards something beautiful, great, or noble; you are irritated with these dull men and women, as a kind of population out of keeping with the earth on which they live, with this rich plain where the great river flows forever onward and links the small pulse of the old English town with the beatings of the world's mighty heart.  A vigorous superstition that lashes its gods or lashes its own back seems to be more congruous with the mystery of the human lot than the mental condition of these emmetlike Dodsons and Tullivers.

- page 307, The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (The Book Depository / Amazon)

Description:

Rebellious and affectionate, Maggie Tulliover is always in trouble. Recalling her own experiences as a girl, George Eliot describes Maggie's turbulent childhood with a sympathetic engagement that makes the early chapters of The Mill on the Floss among the most immediately attractive she ever wrote.



How would it feel to be an intelligent young girl growing up a commoner in an age where intelligence is not valued in girls .. at all?  That's what I'm getting so far.

Feel free to leave your teaser or link to it in the comments section; I find that I always end up adding to my to-buy list when I visit!

Julie

4 comments:

  1. I haven't read this one, but I loved Adam Bede. Looking forward to your review. Great teaser!

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  2. I really enjoyed Middlemarch, but I don't think I've read this book. I'll have to add it to the TBR pile.

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  3. I would read this one based on the teaser, PLUS the fact, I want to read more classics...enjoy

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  4. I don't think I've even heard of this one--my grasp on the classics is less than great I guess! Maybe I'll make that a goal for next year...

    My TT this week is all about person finance: http://ksbooks.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/teaser-tuesday-56/

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