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Middlemarch

George Eliot

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The book examines the role of education in the lives of the characters and how such education and study has affected the characters. Rosamond Vincy's finishing school education is a foil to Dorothea Brooke's religiously-motivated quest for knowledge. Rosamond initially admires Lydgate for his exotic education, and his intellect. A similar dynamic is present in Dorothea and Casaubon's relationship, with Dorothea revering her new husband's intellect and eloquence. In both cases, however, the young wives' expectations of their husbands intellects are not reflected in reality. Despite extreme erudition, Mr. Casaubon is afraid to publish because he believes that he must write a work that is utterly above criticism. In contrast, Lydgate at times arrogantly flaunts his knowledge, making enemies with his fellow physicians. He regards the residents of Middlemarch with a certain amount of contempt stemming from his belief that the townspeople are backwards and uninteresting. However, his education has not included tact and politicking, skills necessary in a small town but are seen by Lydgate as below him, the brilliant doctor. (summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

33h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

42:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

37:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

28:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

28:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

39:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

57:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

21:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

29:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

32:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

30:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

17:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

46:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

23:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

25:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

27:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

20:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

34:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

30:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

12:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

47:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

23:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

46:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

27:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

33:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

34:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

18:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

37:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

11:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

25:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

22:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

17:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

20:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

25:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

33:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

11:35


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

28:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

20:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

26:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

15:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:31


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

13:51


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

21:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

16:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

18:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

29:13