Monday, 11 June 2012

Nineteenth century Oscars

With two days to go to my exam, my head is more tightly packed than a teenage girl's suitcase.

So, for a bit of light relief, my nineteenth century Oscar winners are:

  1. Best female character: Jane Eyre
  2. Best male character: Lydgate in Middlemarch
  3. Best scene: tough one this, but I'm going for Jane Eyre's first wedding day
  4. Best villain: Count Fosco in The Woman in White
  5. Best sense of place: the mine, Le Voreux, in Germinal
  6. Best seduction/sex scene: Sergeant Troy's swordplay in Far From the Madding Crowd
  7. The book I wish I'd written: Jane Eyre
Feel free to add your own...


  1. Oh love the idea! Umm, best supporting female character, Valerie Marneffe in Balzac's Cousine Bette.

  2. I haven't read Cousine Bette. Would you recommend it?

  3. Best scene contribution: Catherine Morland being caught sneaking into Mrs Tilney's room in Northanger Abbey. Oh, the mortification!


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