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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.

    Caro says: "All consuming"
  • 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.

    Auguste Dupin says: "Beautiful reading"
  • 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.

    Isolde says: "More extraordinary insight from George Eliot"
  • 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

    seahorse says: "Captivated"
  • 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.

    D. Cottam says: "The perfect long audiobook"
  • 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'.

  • 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.

    Android says: "Intimate and rewarding"
  • Classic Women's Short Stories | George Eliot,Edith Wharton,Katherine Mansfield,Mary Lamb,Kate Chopin,Amelia Edwards,Mary Elizabeth Braddon

    Classic Women's Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By George Eliot, Edith Wharton, Katherine Mansfield, and others
    • Narrated By Emma Hignett, Bart Wolffe, Emma Topping, and others
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    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.

    AnthonyStark86 says: "Excellent short stories let down by poor narration"
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Adam Bede | George Eliot

    Adam Bede

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
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    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.

  • 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.

    Francis says: "Early Eliot worth investigating."
  • Romola | George Eliot

    Romola

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    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.

    Celia says: "Don't miss this"
  • The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot

    The Mill on the Floss

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Eileen Atkins
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    '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.

    Julie says: "heartbreakingly good"
  • 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.

    Mr W McIntyre says: "About This Book"
  • Felix Holt, The Radical | George Eliot

    Felix Holt, The Radical

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    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.

    Ian says: "Mixed feelings"
  • 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.

    Andrew M. Woodward says: "Dodgy Reading"
  • 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.

  • The Lifted Veil | George Eliot

    The Lifted Veil

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer
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    George Eliot's The Lifted Veil was first published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in 1859 and has now become one of the author's most widely read and critically discussed stories. Told from the point of view of a young, egocentric, and morbid clairvoyant man, Latimer, it is a dark fantasy portrait of an artist whose visionary powers merely blight his life. The story reflected the scientific interest of the time in the physiology of the brain, mesmerism, phrenology, and experiments in revivification.

  • Middlemarch | George Eliot

    Middlemarch

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Harriet Walter
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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; the charming but tactless Dr. Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career.

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