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The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot By Angus Wilson,

  • Title: The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot
  • Author: Angus Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780312155889
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • Meg Eliot is perhaps one of the most remarkable portraits of a middle aged woman in English literature She boldly debunked the dismal array of stereotypical, female characters of her day and succeeded in forging a life and role for herself beyond her fictional predecessors, influencing a generation of female readers First published in 1958, The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot isMeg Eliot is perhaps one of the most remarkable portraits of a middle aged woman in English literature She boldly debunked the dismal array of stereotypical, female characters of her day and succeeded in forging a life and role for herself beyond her fictional predecessors, influencing a generation of female readers First published in 1958, The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot is the story of a barrister s wife who harbors a great deal of guilt over the privileged life she leads To assuage this guilt, she occupies her time with charity committees and helping those less fortunate However, she is forced to confront her own misfortune when she is shockingly and suddenly widowed Learning slowly to draw on her own strength and self worth, Mrs Meg Eliot begins to remake herself as a woman on her own The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot is a supremely sensitive portrayal of human perseverance and feminine determination.
    The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot Meg Eliot is perhaps one of the most remarkable portraits of a middle aged woman in English literature She boldly debunked the dismal array of stereotypical female characters of her day and succeeded

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    1. I think I would have liked this a lot if I didn t have so much else to be reading I was never bored but I did think 349 pages was a lot to be spent with Meg The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot is three books of no chapters, and I imagine that this contributed to the Gosh This is a bit of a slog feeling I had How funny men are, she said, I m not unhappy because I cry That s how I feel all the time, only I try not to show it Don t talk to any of the tarts I ve done so once or twice in pubs and they re a [...]

    2. A lot of modern readers will not like this book because it s written in a very old fashioned, almost 19th Century way The book has no chapters, but instead is broken into three books denoting the main character s progression The writing has lengthy descriptions as well as meditations from the characters None of this is very appealing to the modern reader and that is unfortunate because this is an absolutely brilliant book about a woman s journey from cossetted wife to a fully realized independen [...]

    3. Wilson, Angus THE MIDDLE AGE OF MRS ELIOT Sir Angus Wilson knighted for his contribution to English literature taught most of his life, and was last professor of English Literature at East Anglia University He was relatively prolific and wrote many novels and collections of short stories He also wrote a respected biography criticsm of Rudyard Kipling This novel is not reader friendly, although well written We learn all about Meg Eliot, a clever woman married to a successful barrister Money is no [...]

    4. I wish I knew why I choose the books to read that I do It strikes me as bewilderingly odd that I would pick this book up at the same time that I picked up The Group The copyright is 1958, near that of The Group, and the book s themes fit in nicely with those of The Group Mrs Eliot is happily entering into middle age, when her husband, her support, is killed and she is forced to redefine her life An early book that I would classify as women s fiction, like The Group, but, also like The Group, it [...]

    5. Dated in some ways the narrator s and characters psychological analysis especially so but an interesting read.

    6. A very slow first third, a middling middle, and a much interesting last third If only the brother had surfaced sooner, the whole book might have been much interesting.

    7. date i stopped reading this book january 2008 ugh just couldn t finish it i kept waiting for the very self centered characters to evolve and then i got tired of waiting for it.

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