Romola by George Eliot audiobook

Romola

By George Eliot
Read by Lucy Scott

Naxos 9780140434705

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799956075

  • ISBN: 9781799956068

  • ISBN: 9781799956082

Runtime: 22.98 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Set in the turbulent years following the death of Lorenzo de’ Medici, George Eliot’s fourth novel, Romola, moves the stage from the English countryside of the 19th century to an Italy four centuries before her time. It tells the tale of a young Florentine woman, Romola de’ Bardi and her coming of age through her troubled marriage to the suave and self-absorbed Greek, Tito. Slowly Tito’s true character begins to unfurl and his lies and treachery push Romola towards a more spiritual path, where she transcends into a majestic, Madonna-like role, while Tito descends further into corruption and villainy… Impeccably researched, the novel features a cast of historical characters including Girolamo Savonarola, Piero di Cosimo and Niccolò Machiavelli, and draws parallels between the Republic of Rome of Eliot’s day and the Republic of Florence ruled by Savonarola, most famous for its Bonfire of the Vanities, depicted here in vivid detail.

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Author Bio: George Eliot

Author Bio: George Eliot

George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Ann, or Marian, Evans (1819–1880), was an English Victorian novelist of the first rank. An assistant editor for the Westminster Review from 1851 to 1854, she wrote her first fiction in 1857 and her first full-length novel, Adam Bede, in 1859. In her writing, she was chiefly preoccupied with moral problems, especially the moral development and psychological analysis of her characters. She is known for her sensitive and honest depiction of life and people in works that are acclaimed as classics.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 22.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English