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Middlemarch / George Eliot.

Eliot, George, 1819-1880 (Author). May, Nadia. (Narrator).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781483088150 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1483088154 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (31hr., 58 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Nadia May.
Summary, etc.: 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 to the village 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.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: City and town life > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.
England > Fiction.

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