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    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Middlemarch is considered one of the masterpieces of English fiction. Published in 1874, it is the seventh and penultimate novel by George Eliot. It pursues a number of underlying themes, including the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Just don't.

    • By KOPONEN ALEKSI I on 17-02-11

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 1,050
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      5 out of 5 stars 820
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 815

    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

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Laura Paton
    • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 32 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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

    • Felix Holt, The Radical

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
    • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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
    • Love it

    • By Anonymous User on 24-04-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Silas Marner & Under the Greenwood Tree

    • By: George Eliot, Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Tadhg Hynes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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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.

    Regular price: £8.39

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    One of the great novels of nineteenth-century England, Middlemarch is concerned with the blighted marriage of a young idealistic woman, but also presents a vivid portrait of England during the 1830s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent reading; irritating music

    • By May Davies on 09-09-16

    Regular price: £15.59

    • 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: £6.89

    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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: £39.39

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Emily Watson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
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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.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: £20.00

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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
    • A beautiful, clear reading of a classic novel

    • By Chris Byrd on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £40.69

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Eileen Atkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    '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

    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • Romola

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • 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

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 30 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

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