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  • Middlemarch | George Eliot

    Middlemarch

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    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.

    Molly-o says: "Best Audible book ever"
  • Middlemarch | George Eliot

    Middlemarch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Maureen O'Brien
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    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.

    Julie W. Capell says: "Read for its humor & glimmers of female rebellion"
  • Silas Marner | George Eliot

    Silas Marner

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Andrew Sachs
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    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.

    Ramon says: "amazing"
  • Daniel Deronda | George Eliot

    Daniel Deronda

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    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.

    Tucker LaPrade says: "Give it a try!"
  • The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot

    The Mill on the Floss

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Laura Paton
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    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

    nina lalumia says: "Great compassion"
  • Silas Marner | George Eliot

    Silas Marner

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
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    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.

    E. Jensen says: "Terrific narration of a classic novel."
  • Middlemarch | George Eliot

    Middlemarch

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Anna Tulestedt
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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.

  • Thalia Book Club: Rereading Middlemarch with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey | Jennifer Egan,George Eliot,Siri Hustvedt,Margot Livesey

    Thalia Book Club: Rereading Middlemarch with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan, George Eliot, Siri Hustvedt, and others
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
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    Novelists Egan (The Keep), Hustvedt (The Sorrows of an American), and Livesey (The House on Fortune Street) along with actress Hope Davis --the group that entertainingly and illuminatingly explored Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice at this book club--return by popular demand to revisit George Eliot's classic.

  • Adam Bede | George Eliot

    Adam Bede

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    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.

    Tad Davis says: "Country tragedy and country humor"
  • Daniel Deronda | George Eliot

    Daniel Deronda

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    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.

    Tad Davis says: "An intense novel with a few flaws"
  • The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot

    The Mill on the Floss

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Emily Watson
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    Emily Watson, star of the BBC adaptation, reads this classic story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver: brother and sister torn apart by the ignorance of one and the spirit of the other.

  • The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot

    The Mill on the Floss

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Fiona Shaw
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    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'.

    Baystar136 says: "Best reader I have ever heard. Been listening for years."
  • Silas Marner | George Eliot

    Silas Marner

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Donna Barkman
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    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.

  • Silas Marner | George Eliot

    Silas Marner

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Tadhg Hynes
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    Reputed as Eliot’s favourite novel Silas Marner is set in the early years of the 19th century. Marner, a weaver, is a member of a small congregation in Lantern Yard. Falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he leaves his home and lives a solitary life near the village of Raveloe. Dedicating his life to weaving and hoarding gold for the next 15 years, circumstances beyond his control shape his destiny and when his gold is stolen, he is rescued from despair by the arrival on his lonely hearth of a beautiful little girl, whom he adopts.

    Aliza says: "A heartwarming classic, superbly narrated"
  • Middlemarch | George Eliot

    Middlemarch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 1 min)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    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.

    Deborah says: "Human nature revealed in all its complexity"
  • The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot

    The Mill on the Floss

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    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.

    Thomas H. Kregel says: "Flawed and depressing"
  • Silas Marner | George Eliot

    Silas Marner

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    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.

  • Silas Marner | George Eliot

    Silas Marner

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    First published in 1861 it tells the tale of the lonely weaver Silas Marner who, after suffering betrayal and rejection, leaves his community to become a recluse obsessed only with accumulating money. One day Silas's money is stolen by Dunstan Cass, a dissolute son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. The loss of his gold drives Silas into a deep gloom, until one day a little golden-haired orphan girl wanders into his home to change his life forever.

    Naturalbohemian says: "If you like classic literature..."
  • Romola | George Eliot

    Romola

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    Set in Florence in 1492, a time of great political and religious turmoil, Eliot's novel blends vivid fictional characters with historical figures such as Savonarola, Machiavelli, and the Medicis. When Romola, the virtuous daughter of a blind scholar, marries Tito Melema, a charismatic young Greek, she is bound to a man whose escalating betrayals threaten to destroy all that she holds dear.

    connie says: "Patience with first hour rewarded"
  • Middlemarch | George Eliot

    Middlemarch

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    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.

    Jennifer says: "Engrossing, non-stuffy entertainment!"
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