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    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,706
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454

    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 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read for its humor & glimmers of female rebellion

    • By Julie W. Capell on 08-28-13

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    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

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
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      5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    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

    • 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 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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

    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Here is a tale straight from the fireside. We are compelled to follow the humble and mysterious figure of the linen weaver Silas Marner, on his journey from solitude and exile to the warmth and joy of family life. His path is a strange one; when he loses his hoard of hard-earned coins all seems to be lost, but in place of the golden guineas come the golden curls of a child - and from desolate misery comes triumphant joy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific narration of a classic novel.

    • By E. Jensen on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $33.59

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 681
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    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

    • Silas Marner (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 19 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 32 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    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

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 30 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 182

    One of the masterpieces of English fiction, Daniel Deronda tells the intertwined stories of two characters as they each come to discover the truth of their natures. Gwendolen Harleth is the beautiful, high-spirited daughter of an impoverished upper-class family. Daniel Deronda, the adopted son of an aristocratic Englishman, is searching for his path in life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An intense novel with a few flaws

    • By Tad Davis on 02-09-11

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Eileen Atkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    'If life had no love in it, what else was there for Maggie?' The Mill on the Floss, first published in 1860, is considered one of George Eliot's most autobiographical works. Having formed a complex bond with her own family, George Eliot, now known to the public as Mary Ann Evans, depicts the loving yet volatile relationship between the Tulliver siblings and their doting father. Spanning over a period of 10 years, The Mill on the Floss follows the coming of age of the beautiful and idealistic Maggie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent reading

    • By John on 02-15-10

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Anna Tulestedt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
    • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    The Mill on the Floss is one of the great works of English literature. It is perhaps the most autobiographical of all Eliot's novels. The relationship between its heroine, Maggie Tulliver, and her brother, Tom, closely resembles that of George Eliot and her own brother, Isaac. The subject of sibling affection was clearly a deeply poignant one for George Eliot - she also wrote a series of beautiful and evocative sonnets entitled 'Brother and Sister'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best reader I have ever heard. Been listening for years.

    • By Baystar136 on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Victorian Women Writers Collection

    • By: Edith Nesbit, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    A fascinating collection of short stories by some of the greatest Victorian female writers. This anthology covers every theme from spirits and the occult to love and sexuality to sentimentality and romance to social observation and critique. 'The Operation' by Violet Hunt, 'Satan's Circus' by Eleanor Smith, 'A Dream of Wild Bees' by Olive Schreiner, 'A Dill Pickle' by Katherine Mansfield, 'Squirrel in a Cage' by E. M. Delafield, 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton, 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman....

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    First published in three volumes in 1860 it tells the story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss. Maggie is deeply attached to her brother but their conflicting temperaments and outlook produce only stress and misunderstanding until they are finally reconciled in a moment of revelation before tragedy overtakes them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed and depressing

    • By Thomas H. Kregel on 11-23-10

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Classic Women's Short Stories

    • By: George Eliot, Edith Wharton, Katherine Mansfield, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Hignett, Bart Wolffe, Emma Topping, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A sparkling collection of short stories by leading female authors including “Miss Brill” by Katharine Mansfield, “The Lifted Veil” by George Eliot and “A Venetian Night's Entertainment” by Edith Wharton.

    Regular price: $10.32

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    First published in 1861, The Mill on the Floss was a best-seller in its day. This classic novel explores the traditions and moral expectations of an English rural community. Maggie Tulliver is a girl of uncontrollable romantic ideals. But her brother, along with most of society, cannot accept her brashness and vitality. Narrator Jill Tanner gracefully unfolds this tragic tale of love and loss.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant, relevant, love Jill Tanner's narration

    • By MasterMarquette on 12-11-12

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Adam Bede (1859), George Eliot's first full-length novel, marked the emergence of an artist to rank with Scott and Dickens. Set in the English Midlands of farmers and village craftsmen at the turn of the 18th century, the book relates a story of seduction issuing in "the inward suffering which is the worst form of Nemesis". But it is also a rich and pioneering record - drawing on intimate knowledge and affectionate memory - of a rural world that we have lost.

    Regular price: $41.99

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