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Middlemarch

George Eliot

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Middlemarch is a recognized masterpiece that explores the complex social world of nineteenth-century England. It is concerned with the lives of several ordinary people, albeit ones with high social standing. The novel is set in the small town of Middlemarch and follows the interrelated lives of several characters. At the heart of the book is Dorothea, a kind-hearted and honest woman who longs to find some way to improve the world. She marries an older academic, Casaubon, against the advice of her friends and family. Casaubon tries to assert his influence over Dorthea, but she refuses to succumb to his will. Casaubon soon dies of a heart attack, and Dorothea marries his cousin, Will. But, in a final attempt to control Dorothea's life, Casaubon's will states that if Dorothea marries Will, she will lose her claim to Casaubon's estate. Meanwhile, the young doctor, Lydgate, comes to Middlemarch to start his own practice. He soon falls in love with Rosamund, a woman who has spent her life in Middlemarch, and they eventually marry. Fred Vincey, used to a lavish lifestyle but also a gambler, falls into debt as he waits to inherit money from a rich neighbor. He drifts toward the clergy and longs to marry Mary Garth. But until he proves himself worthy, Mary will have nothing to do with him. Through these various characters and their relationships, the novel explores the very fabric of Victorian society in the 1800s, showing how various human passions-heroism, egotism, love, and lust-interrelate within this society.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

31h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

34:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

51:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

27:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

30:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

29:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

41:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

20:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

22:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

24:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

30:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

21:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

30:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

27:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

44:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

22:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

44:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

25:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

33:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

26:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

17:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

38:35


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

12:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

22:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

18:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

18:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

23:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

29:17


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

37:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:33


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

24:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

17:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

23:14


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

16:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

10:06


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

15:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

23:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

18:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

22:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:00


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

16:58


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:46