Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)

"I have undergone sharp discipline which has taught me wisdom; and then, I have read more than you would fancy." Emily Brontë


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Friend of My Youth
Alice Munro
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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood

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A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

This is the second book where I've noted that a - perhaps the - critical plot point occurs at exactly the middle of the story.  The other was in The Portrait of  Lady.  And both have  to do with a marriage: one might stretch it to say, the joining together of two halves.


I like this.  It feels right.  And, with Dickens and James, I believe it is entirely intentional.