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    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,687
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,667

    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Audible book ever

    • By Molly-o on 12-25-11

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 32 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362

    George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; and the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the greatest novels in the English language

    • By Naomi on 06-17-14

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    For 15 years the weaver Silas Marner has plied his loom near the village of Raveloe, alone and unjustly in exile, cut off from faith and human love, he cares only for his hoard of golden guineas. But two events occur that will change his life forever; his gold disappears and a golden-haired baby girl appears. But where did she come from and who really stole the gold? This moving tale sees Silas eventually redeemed and restored to life by the unlikely means of his love for the orphan child Eppie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Ramon on 06-04-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Laura Paton
    • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    Maggie Tulliver has two lovers: Philip Wakem, son of her father’s enemy, and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin. But the love she wants most in the world is that of her brother Tom. Maggie’s struggle against her passionate and sensual nature leads her to a deeper understanding and to eventual tragedy

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great compassion

    • By nina lalumia on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Scenes of Clerical Life

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, through vignettes of his life, portrays a character who is hard to like and easy to ridicule. Many people do ridicule as well as slander and despise him, until his suffering shocks them into fellowship and sympathy.

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    Meeting by chance at a gambling hall in Europe, the separate lives of Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth are immediately intertwined. Daniel, an Englishman of uncertain parentage, becomes Gwendolyn's redeemer as she finds herself drawn to his spiritual and altruistic nature after a loveless marriage. But Daniel's path was already set when he rescued a young Jewess from suicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Give it a try!

    • By Tucker LaPrade on 01-30-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 19 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    George Eliot's first full-length novel is the moving, realistic portrait of three people troubled by unwise love. Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, who delights only in her baubles - and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Country tragedy and country humor

    • By Tad Davis on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Silas Marner (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Silas Marner is a selfless member of a tight Calvinist sect who's been framed for stealing the congregation's funds. Expelled from his community, he retreats to the rustic hamlet of Raveloe to spend the remainder of his life as a misanthropic hermit, devoted only to the fortune he amasses as a linen weaver. But when his gold is taken, Silas also feels robbed of what's left of his humanity. Then, one snowy New Year's Eve, an orphan girl comes in out of the storm and changes him forever.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 30 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In George Eliot's Middlemarch, the idea of marriage and vocation are explored through a small town's community of ordinary people. One of the main characters, Dorothea Brooke, is a kind and good-hearted woman who gives to the poor and helps to rebuild cottages of poor farmers. However, she is also stubborn and very strong-willed.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So frustrating

    • By Diane S. Bushman on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Romola

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 24

    Romola is the fourth novel from the great Victorian novelist George Eliot and her first historical novel. Published in 1862 - 63, it is set in Florence at the end of the fifteenth century and events during the Italian Renaissance, and includes in its plot several notable figures from Florentine history. The story is of a girl's devotion to her blind father, her marriage to and betrayal by a young Greek and ultimate life of self-sacrifice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Passion, Intrigue and Betrayal

    • By Joseph R on 10-03-09

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Felix Holt, The Radical

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Relinquishing thoughts of a materially rewarding life, the respectably educated Felix Holt returns to his native village in North Loamshire and becomes an artisan. He is a forceful young man of honor, integrity, and idealism, burning to participate in political life so that he may improve the lot of his fellow artisans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • four and a half stars

    • By connie on 01-02-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Silas Marner, the namesake of the work, is a humble weaver. He comes to the town of Raveloe, where he continues his trade, yet his story intertwines with that of two brothers, Godfrey and Dunsey, the latter of whom is a conniving trickster. Silas, having little money to begin with, becomes obsessed with counting his small fortune that he keeps hidden in his cottage, and through a series of events involving the two brothers, that money is stolen, devastating Silas.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Maggie Tulliver, whose father owns a mill perched on the banks of the River Floss, is intelligent and imaginative beyond the understanding of her community, her relatives, and particularly her brother Tom. Despite their opposite temperaments, Maggie and Tom are united by a strong bond. But this bond suffers when Tom's sense of family honor leads him to forbid her to associate with the one friend who appreciates her intelligence and imagination.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not Eliot's best

    • By connie on 09-04-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    George Eliot's first full-length novel Adam Bede is a profound rendering of 19th century English pastoral life. This timeless story of seduction and betrayal follows the virtuous carpenter Adam Bede, whose world is soon disrupted when the all-too-beautiful Hetty betrays him for another villager. Her actions precipitate a turmoil of tragic events that shake the very foundations of their serene rural community.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Soul satisfied

    • By J. Stirling on 08-26-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 31 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 696
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    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

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 31 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    At the center of Middlemarch is Dorothea Brooke, a thoughtful and idealistic young woman determined to make a difference with her life. Enamored of a man who she believes is setting this example, she traps herself into a loveless marriage. Her parallel is Tertius Lydgate, a young doctor from the city whose passionate ambition to spread the new science of medicine is complicated by his love for the wrong woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Human nature revealed in all its complexity

    • By Deborah on 02-20-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Hannah Gordon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Praised by Virginia Woolf as one of the only novels "written for grown-up people", Middlemarch is a highly accomplished story, whose characters are involving and intriguing. Dorothea's story interlinks powerfully and tantalisingly with that of Lydgate's, a doctor, who joins her for a some of her journey towards making sense of her role in the world, both as a woman and as an idealist.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too brief

    • By Sheryl A on 03-29-09

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Anna Tulestedt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    George Eliots mest ambitiösa roman Middlemarch är en komplex berättelse om idealism, lojalitet och uppslitande kärlek. I en engelsk småstad under 1800-talets första hälft får vi följa den unga idealisten Dorothea Brooke som är olyckligt gift, och den charmige men taktlöse Dr Tertius Lydgate som även han har problem på det äktenskapliga planet.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 36 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Gwendolen Harleth gambles her happiness when she marries a sadistic aristocrat for his money. Beautiful, neurotic, and self-centered, Gwendolen is trapped in an increasingly destructive relationship, and only her chance encounter with the idealistic Deronda seems to offer the hope of a brighter future. Deronda is searching for a vocation, and in embracing the Jewish cause he finds one that is both visionary and life-changing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Two stories told in a Victorian fashion

    • By 4thace on 04-29-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In this humorous, richly symbolic, meticulously plotted novel, a solitary and simple-hearted weaver has worked his loom in Raveloe and devoted himself to amassing a hoard of golden guineas. However his life is changed forever when tragedy intervenes and he finds himself responsible for the care of a small golden-haired girl.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story is great; narration is bad

    • By N. Dandridge on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $10.46

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