Middlemarch: Part 1 & Part 2
One of the most accomplished and prominent novels of the Victorian era, Middlemarch is an unsurpassed portrait of nineteenth-century English provincial life.
Audio CD, 0 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Tantor Media Inc
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I never would have believed after the innocuous, slightly dull beginning, this book would build into such a dramatic soap opera of 19th century human folly. George Eliot adds layer upon layer to the plot and characters until I went from not sure I'd even finish, to definitely hooked! Really good read!
I read a rumour that Eliot was paid by the word for this book, and that would make an awful lot of sense. This book had a lot of great insights and told a story that I was interested in, I cared about the characters, I liked the minor characters and the colour that they added. However, it was just way too long, and the payoff wasn't nearly big enough. I'm happy that I read it, I do want to have read the classics and know the story and the point that the author is trying to make, but I did feel t...more
Do I think this is the greatest book in the English language? No, I am not sure what I would name, but this is just a very well written and engaging slice of life novel. I wasn't blown away or anything. I think it may have earned that title for being so totally uncontroversially good. Anyway, I enjoyed it and am glad I read it.
Apr 23, 2012 Jennifer rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jennifer by: Sally
Okay, it's not exactly an "I hated it" thing - I'm just having a hard time following it on audio when I can't listen to it continuously. Classic lit takes more pondering than my brain seems to want to do early in the morning while trying to commute on the 101 :) Gonna try the actual book version this summer!
May 15, 2008 Teri rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Teri by: A passenger on the plane
What fun this was! I loved the narrator Kate Reading.She did such a great job with male and female voices. This is an unabridged version, and is 31 hours and 52 min long. As far as the story goes, all I have to say is Yeah!!Dorothea, and BOOOOOOO! Rosamunde.
In 1819, novelist George Eliot (nee Mary Ann Evans), was born at a farmstead in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, where her father was estate manager. Mary Ann, the youngest child and a favorite of her father's, received a good education for a young woman of her day. Influenced by a favorite governess, she became a religious evangelical as an adolescent. Her first published work was a religious poe...moreMore about George Eliot...