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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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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!"
  • 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.

  • 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"
  • Daniel Deronda | George Eliot

    Daniel Deronda

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Philippe Duquenoy
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    Daniel Deronda is a clever and generous young man who has yet to find his true direction in life, much to the dismay of Sir Hugo, who has helped raise him. While in Germany, Daniel meets the attractive and headstrong Gwendolen, who's lost a fortune at the roulette table that her family cannot afford to lose, before returning to England. Back in London, Daniel rescues a singer Mirah from drowning herself, then begins to find purpose in helping her search for her family.

    Cindy says: "Daniel Deronda Never Gets Old"
  • 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 (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!"
  • 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 & Under the Greenwood Tree | George Eliot,Thomas Hardy

    Silas Marner & Under the Greenwood Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By George Eliot, Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Tadhg Hynes
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    Reputed to be Eliot's favorite 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. Under the Greenwood Tree, Hardy's second novel, was published in 1872 and became the first of his great series of Wessex novels.

    Robyn says: "Delightful"
  • 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."
  • Middlemarch [Italian Edition]: Uno studio della vita di provincia [A Study of Provincial Life] | George Eliot

    Middlemarch [Italian Edition]: Uno studio della vita di provincia [A Study of Provincial Life]

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Silvia Cecchini
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    George Eliot è lo pseudonimo di Marie Anne Evans. Fu iniziato nel 1869, e poi ripreso ne 1871 fondendo tra loro diverse storie che presero l'aspetto di un romanzo a puntate. La prima edizione in un unico volume venne pubblicata nel 1874, ottenendo un'ampia diffusione.

  • 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..."
  • Scenes of Clerical Life | George Eliot

    Scenes of Clerical Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    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.

  • Adam Bede | George Eliot

    Adam Bede

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Georgina Sutton
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    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.

    J. Stirling says: "Soul satisfied"
  • Daniel Deronda | George Eliot

    Daniel Deronda

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
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    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.

  • 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.

  • Middlemarch | George Eliot

    Middlemarch

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Hannah Gordon
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    Middlemarch is a complex tale of idealism, disillusion, profligacy, loyalty and frustrated love. This penetrating analysis of the life of an English provincial town during the time of social unrest prior to the Reform Bill of 1832 is told through the lives of Dorothea Brooke and Dr Tertius Lydgate and includes a host of other paradigm characters who illuminate the condition of English life in the mid-19th century.

  • 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"
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