Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness: The Final Four

We’re just 48 hours away from knowing the winner of the inaugural run of Persephone Magazine’s Middlemarch Madness, and boy has it been a ride!  I’m not sure if tonight’s results will have any surprises, but let’s click on and meet the winners anyway, shall we?

The Winners

Her Awesomeness, Supreme Ultimate Badass of the YA Fiction division is Ms. Anne Shirley, who defeated Jessica “not so” Darling by a 2-1 margin.

Her Awesomeness, Supreme Ultimate Badass of the Adult Fiction division is Ms. Jo March, who defeated Lady Macbeth by a 3-1 margin.

The Latest Bracket

Here ye shall find Middlemarch Bracket #19

The Final Four


Hermione Granger v. Anne Shirley


Esmerelda Weatherwax v. Jo March

The Newest Poll


By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

21 replies on “Middlemarch Madness: The Final Four”

So sad that Jess Darlin’ did not win out. I remember liking Anne as a kid, but thinking back she just seems so insufferable. I like my heroines as sour as possible (hence my rooting for Cimorene, Turtle, Harriet, Alanna, and Jessica…man, I need to read some non-children’s books sometime). I guess I’ll throw my weight behind Jo and Hermione.

Wait, wait, wait.

I know I was gone, but WTF happened with Offred? I VOTED ON MY STUPID OLD PHONE THAT DOESN’T COOPERATE ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET EXCEPT FACEBOOK and she still lost? I am heartbroken and ashamed of all of you. ASHAMED. Don’t go crying to Offred when Sarah Palin gets her way.

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