Eliot's portrayal of the attraction of Maggie and Stephen Guest for each other - two people who know they shouldn't play upon one another's feelings - is an amazing construction of the cat and mouse game that takes place every day in every age throughout society. As is usual, the consequences were disastrous. George Eliot must have surely been writing from her own experience here.
This novel of Eliot's is not everyone's idea of a good story, but I liked it. I truly found it quite exciting, the characterisation brilliant, and the detail totally satisfying....Continua