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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 1,151
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 913
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909

    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
    • All consuming

    • By Caro on 27-04-11

    Regular price: £45.99

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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
    • More extraordinary insight from George Eliot

    • By Isolde on 04-11-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 32 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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
    • Beautiful reading

    • By Auguste Dupin on 12-05-16

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Laura Paton
    • Length: 20 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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
    • Captivated

    • By seahorse on 14-02-15

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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
    • The perfect long audiobook

    • By D. Cottam on 21-10-15

    Regular price: £29.59

    • 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 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • About being good!

    • By Claire on 17-10-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Romola

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't miss this

    • By Celia on 26-03-10

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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
    • About This Book

    • By Mr W McIntyre on 07-04-17

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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
    • Intimate and rewarding

    • By Android on 07-06-17

    Regular price: £31.59

    • Silas Marner (AmazonClassics Edition)

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

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • my favourite Eliot novel

    • By Penelope Swan on 16-02-18

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Scenes of Clerical Life

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Early Eliot worth investigating.

    • By Francis on 04-05-07

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Felix Holt, The Radical

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By Ian on 08-07-13

    Regular price: £27.09

    • 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
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent short stories let down by poor narration

    • By AnthonyStark86 on 08-03-16

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Eileen Atkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    '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
    • heartbreakingly good

    • By Julie on 22-08-12

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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
    • worth listening to

    • By Ruth on 04-01-08

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 31 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dodgy Reading

    • By Andrew M. Woodward on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Felix Holt, the Radical

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Felix Holt, the Radical is the story of a young English nobleman, Harold Transome, and the idealist Felix Holt. Transome amasses a fortune while in the colonies and returns home to run for Parliament while taking a liking to one Esther Lyon, the daughter of a clergyman. Everything goes as planned until Felix Holt comes on the scene with his own radical ideas, determined to educate the working-class citizens on the value of integrity and the common man. 

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Anna Tulestedt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • German. No thanks.

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-10-18

    Regular price: £6.89

    • Middlemarch, Volume I

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This multi-layered novel concerns complex social relationships in a provincial Victorian neighborhood and the struggle to hold fast to personal integrity in a materialistic environment.

    Regular price: £37.29

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