Long ago I started & then set aside this book, daunted by the length. What reading pleasure I postponed! Eliot has such rich characterizations, such thoughtful asides that I‘ve been re-examining my conscience & sympathies as I read. I loved this book. It stirred me to have many thoughtful conversations about it. Now I know why Eliot is considered on of the all-time greats in English literature. This book is well worth your time. It‘s marvelous.