"One of the most profound, wise, and absorbing of English novelsand
above all, truthful and forgiving about human behavior."--Hermione Lee
"One of the few English novels written for grown-up people."--Virginia Woolf
"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
Named for the fictional community in which it is set, Middlemarch is George Eliot's
rich and teeming portrait of provincial life in Victorian England. In it, a panoply of complicated
characters attempt to carry out their destinies against the various social expectations that
accompany their class and gender.
At the center of the narrative is Dorothea Brooke, a thoughtful and idealistic young woman
determined to make a difference with her life. Enamored of a man who she believes is setting
this example, she traps herself into a loveless marriage. Her parallel is Tertius Lydgate, a
young doctor from the city whose passionate ambition to spread the new science of medicine
is complicated by his love for the wrong woman.
Epic in scope and unsurpassed in its study of human nature, Middlemarch is one of
the greatest works in all of world literature.
Written By : Dylan Thomas
Narrator : Dylan Thomas
Published By : Harper Collins UK
Length : 45 minutes
Type : Poetry
Price : $10.25
It is now Thomas’ most widely known work, a wistful, tender, touching, wide-eyed in wonder evocation of the sights, smells and sounds of a child’s Christmas in a seaside town in Wales. More...
Written By : John Galsworthy
Narrator : David Case
Published By : Blackstone Audio Inc
Length : 8 hours
Type : Classic Literature
Price : $39.95 $16.95
John Galsworthy devoted virtually his entire professional career to creating a fictional but entirely representative family of propertied Victorians, the Forsytes. Flowering Wilderness is the eighth novel in his Forsyte Chronicles, which has become established as one of the most popular and... More...
Written By : William Shakespeare
Narrator : Full Cast Performance
Published By : BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Length : 3 hours
Type : Dramatizations
Price : $22.25
Douglas Henshall, Sophie Dahl and Susannah York star in Shakespeare's passionate story of doomed love. BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly... More...
Written By : Mark Twain
Narrator : Kenneth Jay
Published By : Select Music & Distribution
Length : 3 hours 25 minutes
Type : Classics
Price : $11.99
Shows what can happen when two very different societies come together. More...