Middlemarch by George Eliot audiobook

Middlemarch

By George Eliot
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433214974

  • ISBN: 9780786162055

  • ISBN: 9780786162062

  • ISBN: 9781433266225

Runtime: 31.72 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Dorothea Brooke is a thoughtful and idealistic young woman determined to make a difference with her life. Enamored of a man whom she believes is setting this example, she unwittingly traps herself into a loveless marriage. Her parallel is Tertius Lydgate, a visionary young doctor from the city, whose passionate ambition to spread the new science of medicine is complicated by his love for the wrong woman.

Featuring a panoply of complex, brilliantly drawn characters from every walk of life, Eliot's masterpiece is a rich and teeming portrait of provincial life in Victorian England. Yet her characters' struggles to retain their moral integrity in the midst of temptation and tragedy are strikingly modern in their painful ironies. The incomparable psychological insight of Middlemarch was pivotal in the shaping of twentieth-century literary realism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Virginia Woolf
“[Wanda McCaddon] makes [Middlemarch] come alive. She is in wonderful form as she slides from character to character, giving them their distinctiveness through intonation and pacing. [McCaddon’s] voice is that of the genteel British woman, and it’s the perfect thing for Eliot.” Library Journal
“No Victorian novel approaches Middlemarch in its width of reference, its intellectual power, or the imperturbable spaciousness of its narrative….No writer has ever represented the ambiguities of moral choice so fully.” V.S. Pritchett
“One of the most profound, wise, and absorbing of English novels…Above all, truthful and forgiving about human behavior.” Hermione Lee
“The novel is an image of a society, political, agricultural, aristocratic, plebeian, religious, scientific. Its ambitions are those of Balzac’s Human Comedy, from which George Eliot learned much. It is a microcosm, local but also universal, containing bodies and minds, individuals, families and groups, birth and death, tragedy and comedy, Rome and Europe as well as middle England in Middle Earth.” A. S. Byatt
“In the attempt to play the critic of such works as these, one cannot help feeling that to properly analyze and explain George Eliot, another George Eliot is needed, and that all suggestion can do is to indicate the impossibility of grasping, in even the most comprehensive terms, the variety of her powers. An author whose novels it has really been a liberal education to read, one is more tempted to admire silently than to criticise at all.” Atlantic

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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, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 31.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English