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Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

Dorothea Brooke is an outstanding heroine; Middlemarch is filled with characters that are vivid and true, comic and moving. It is one of the greatest novels in the English language.

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Public Domain (P)2011 Naxos AudioBooks

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Absolutely fabulous

I absolutely LOVE Juliet Stevenson's reading. Not just her voice but the way she pauses (and THAT she pauses!) when reading dialog passages is so important, it's a revelation also for my own podcast reading. Highly recommended (I don't need to recommend the book here...it's a classic that deserves re-re-reading.)

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superb

a great story by a most intelligent and imaginary writer - thankfully she took to writing

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Interessanter Rückblick ins 19. Jahrhundert mit atemberaubenden guter Sprecherin

Das Buch liefert interessante Einsichten in englisches Leben und Klassendenken im 19. Jahrhundert.

Die Sprecherin ist schlicht genial. Ihr könnte ich sogar beim Vorlesen des Telefonbuchs zuhören.

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Cuts a groove in the mind and heart

One of those rare works that educates, inspires and elevates the soul. What kind of woman must this author have been?

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somewhat repetitive, narration not that great

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At first, I was very pleased with Stevenson's performance. After a short while however it became clear, that her repertoire was exhausted after 4 or 5 characters and everyone startet to sound just like everyone else. Since there are so many characters in this novel, this problem became annoying quite soon.

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The storyline is what it is. Eliot leans more towards the longwinded side of things, at times it's quite repetitive. When you read this book, you start to scan over pages when there's noting going on. Having to listen to it in every last detail is quite a different experience, and not a good one I'd say.
There is this part about the Middlemarch election, which bored (and at the same time annoyed) me quite a bit.

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