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Jennifer

University City, MO, USA
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  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 31 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Middlemarch is a recognized masterpiece that explores the complex social world of 19th century England. It is concerned with the lives of several ordinary people, albeit ones with high social standing. The novel explores the very fabric of Victorian society in the 1800s, showing how various human passions, heroism, egotism, love, and lust, interrelate within this society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing, non-stuffy entertainment!

  • By Jennifer on 06-21-06

Engrossing, non-stuffy entertainment!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-06

I was looking for something to take me through a VERY long car trip, and I admit I was a little skeptical given the length of the book and that it was a "classic," but I can see why this style of novel was so popular in the days before TV. This collection of characters from a small town in England are distinct and throughly entertaining. The storytelling was so good that I found myself looking forward to getting in the car again to find out what happened next. The narrator is wonderful-- much better than I thought she would be given the price and the size of the book. I read Middlemarch in high school, and didn't enjoy it nearly as much. I highly recommend giving this a try!

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