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Silas Marner Audiobook

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Narrator: Emmanuelle Lemée Release Date: March 2021

L'action se situe dans les premières années du XIXe siècle. Silas Marner, tisserand, fait partie d'une petite congrégation calviniste à Lantern Yard, dans un faubourg déshérité d'une ville du nord de l'Angleterre. Il est accusé à tort d'avoir volé l'argent de la congrégation pendant qu'il veillait le diacre, gravement malade. Deux indices accusent Silas : un couteau de poche, et la découverte à son domicile du sac ayant contenu l'argent. Tout semble indiquer que Silas a été joué par son meilleur ami, William Dane, à qui il avait prêté son couteau peu avant le vol. Condamné, Silas se voit rejeté par la femme qui lui était promise, laquelle épousera William Dane. Le cœur brisé et sa vie en morceaux, Silas décide de quitter la ville.

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B. J. Harrison Reads The Lifted Veil Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads The Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: December 2020

Latimer is convinced that he has a special power. According to him, he can see into the future and he can also read people's mind. Actually everybody’s but one; his brother’s wife Bertha's mind remains closed to him. Although he marries her after his brother’s death, he still cannot manage to read her thoughts. What he realizes however is that Bertha is manipulative and her heart is not pure. Bertha’s maid has something she wants to share with Latimer, but will she manage to relate her story in time? Find out what the future holds for Latimer in 'The Lifted Veil'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. George Eliot was an English writer who lived in the period 1819 – 1880. She is best known as a novelist and poet, and her works often depict the Victorian era and the rural society. George Eliot wanted to describe the life of ordinary people. She was fascinated by the simplicity of country life and wanted to represent it realistically. Some of her works were also politically orientated as she wanted to draw attention to the social outsiders and people from small towns. 'Adam Bede', 'The Mill on the Floss' and 'Felix Holt, the Radical' are only a small part of the huge literary legacy she left behind.

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The George Eliot BBC Radio Drama Collection: Five full-cast dramatisations including Middlemarch, Th Audiobook

The George Eliot BBC Radio Drama Collection: Five full-cast dramatisations including Middlemarch, Th

One of the greatest English authors of the 19th Century, George Eliot is renowned for her realistic storytelling and insight into the human psyche. This BBC Radio collection presents dramatisations of her five most famous novels, as well as an exploration of her life through her fictional characters. Adam Bede Summer, 1799, and in the Staffordshire village of Hayslope, one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind... Eliot's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded stars Thomas Arnold and Victoria Liddelle. The Mill on the Floss Free-spirited country girl Maggie Tulliver must look outside the love of her own family to find the fulfilment she craves. This classic tale of rejection and reconciliation stars Deborah Findlay, Jasmine Hyde, Tom Goodman-Hill and David Tennant. Silas Marner Reclusive, embittered miser Silas Marner finds salvation when he fosters a little foundling girl - but his life with Eppie is threatened when her biological father makes a claim on her... Starring George Costigan and Rebecca Callard. Middlemarch In 1830s England, passionate idealist Dorothea Brooke yearns to right society's wrongs. Starring Caroline Martin, Robert Glenister and Roger Allam. Daniel Deronda From the moment their eyes meet across a packed gaming room, Gwendolen Harleth and Daniel Deronda are irresistibly drawn to one another - and their fates become eternally and tragically entwined. Starring Anna Chancellor and Michael Perceval-Maxwell. In George Eliot: A Life in Five Characters, presenter Kathryn Hughes paints a portrait of the author through her key characters, as she talks to Eliot's biographer Philip Davis and authors Tessa Hadley, Sarah Moss, Sathnam Sangera, David Constantine and Kathy O'Shaughnessy. First published 1859 (Adam Bede), 1860 (The Mill on the Floss), 1861 (Silas Marner), 1871-72 (Middlemarch), 1876 (Daniel Deronda)

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Quick Classics Collection: 19th-Century Writers: Cranford, Ivanhoe, Silas Marner Audiobook

Quick Classics Collection: 19th-Century Writers: Cranford, Ivanhoe, Silas Marner

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Three of the finest novels of the 19th Century are brought together in this wide-ranging collection. From the rumblings of provincial England in Silas Marner and Cranford to a wild and dangerous journey across the Holy Lands in Ivanhoe, these classic novels of the Georgian and Victorian period are as relevant and important today as they ever have been. These classic stories are read by Fawlty Towers’ Prunella Scales; The Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith; and Dame Judi Dench. This collection includes: • Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, read by Prunella Scales • Ivanhoe by Walter Scott, read by Tim Pigott-Smith • Silas Marner by George Eliot, read by Dame Judi Dench

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The British Short Story - Volume 3 - Anthony Trollope to Hesba Stratton Audiobook

The British Short Story - Volume 3 - Anthony Trollope to Hesba Stratton

Author: Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, Hesba Stratton Narrator: Eve Karpf, Ghizela Rowe Release Date: October 2020

These British Isles, moored across from mainland Europe, are more often seen as a world unto themselves. Restless and creative, they often warred amongst themselves until they began a global push to forge a World Empire of territory, of trade and of language.Here our ambitions are only of the literary kind. These shores have mustered many masters of literature. So this anthology's boundaries includes only those authors who were born in the British Isles - which as a geographical definition is the UK mainland and the island of Ireland - and wrote in a familiar form of English.Whilst Daniel Defoe is the normal starting point we begin a little earlier with Aphra Behn, an equally colourful character as well as an astonishing playwright and poet. And this is how we begin to differentiate our offering; both in scope, in breadth and in depth. These islands have raised and nurtured female authors of the highest order and rank and more often than not they have been sidelined or ignored in favour of that other gender which usually gets the plaudits and the royalties.Way back when it was almost immoral that a woman should write. A few pages of verse might be tolerated but anything else brought ridicule and shame. That seems unfathomable now but centuries ago women really were chattel, with marriage being, as the Victorian author Charlotte Smith boldly stated 'legal prostitution'. Some of course did find a way through - Jane Austen, the Brontes and Virginia Woolf but for many others only by changing their names to that of men was it possible to get their book to publication and into a readers hands. Here we include George Eliot and other examples.We add further depth with many stories by authors who were famed and fawned over in their day. Some wrote only a hidden gem or two before succumbing to poverty and death. There was no second career as a game show guest, reality TV contestant or youtuber. They remain almost forgotten outposts of talent who never prospered despite devoted hours of pen and brain.Keeping to a chronological order helps us to highlight how authors through the ages played around with characters and narrative to achieve distinctive results across many scenarios, many styles and many genres. The short story became a sort of literary laboratory, an early disruptor, of how to present and how to appeal to a growing audience as a reflection of social and societal changes. Was this bound to happen or did a growing population that could read begin to influence rather than just accept?Moving through the centuries we gather a groundswell of authors as we hit the Victorian Age - an age of physical mass communication albeit only on an actual printed page. An audience was offered a multitude of forms: novels (both whole and in serialised form) essays, short stories, poems all in weekly, monthly and quarterly form. Many of these periodicals were founded or edited by literary behemoths from Dickens and Thackeray through to Jerome K Jerome and, even some female editors including Ethel Colburn Mayne, Alice Meynell and Ella D'Arcy.Now authors began to offer a wider, more diverse choice from social activism and justice - and injustice to cutting stories of manners and principles. From many forms of comedy to mental meltdowns, from science fiction to unrequited heartache. If you can imagine it an author probably wrote it. At the end of the 19th Century bestseller lists and then prizes, such as the Nobel and Pulitzer, helped focus an audience's attention to a books literary merit and sales worth. Previously coffeehouses, Imperial trade, unscrupulous overseas printers ignoring copyright restrictions, publishers with their book lists as an appendix and the gossip and interchange of polite society had been the main avenues to secure sales and profits.

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The Lifted Veil Audiobook

The Lifted Veil

Author: George Eliot Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley Release Date: October 2020

Mary Anne Evans was born on 22nd November 1819 at Nuneaton in Warwickshire, England,As a child she was a committed reader and brimmed with intelligence. Her father felt that her lack of physical beauty might not bring her the best selection of suitors in marriage and therefore thought a good education, rarely afforded to women at the time, might be the best path for her.From the age of five to nine, she boarded with her sister at Miss Latham's school in Attleborough, and then Mrs. Wallington's school in Nuneaton, until she was thirteen, and it was to be Miss Franklin's school in Coventry until she was sixteen. In 1835 her mother died and she returned home to keep house for her father and her siblings, and with it the cessation of her formal education.Over the next decade she nurtured her literary ambitions but doubts on religious faith brought tensions with her father who was not enamored at the free-willed liberals she was associating with.Despite this her first major literary work was completing an English translation of Strauss's 'The Life of Jesus' in 1846.Her father died in 1849 and Eliot was able to begin a new life. After a few months in Geneva she moved to London to work at the Westminster Review where she published many articles and essays. In 1851 Mary Anne or Marian, as she liked to be called, met George Henry Lewes, and in 1854 they moved in together; a somewhat scandalous situation as he was already married. Her view on literature had taken some time to coalesce but with the publication of parts of 'Scenes From A Clerical Life' in 1858 she knew she wanted to be a novelist. Under the pseudonym of George Eliot that we know so well 'Adam Bede' was published in 1859 followed by her other great novels; 'Mill on the Floss', 'Silas Marner' and 'Middlemarch'. Her talents also extended to both small canons of poetry and short stories.'The Lifted Veil' is a both a beautiful story and typical of Eliot's formidable powers of writing.George Eliot died on 22nd December 1880 at Chelsea in London. She was 61. She is buried at Highgate Cemetery.

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The Mill on the Floss: Penguin Classics Audiobook

The Mill on the Floss: Penguin Classics

Author: George Eliot Narrator: Anne-Marie Duff Release Date: September 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Anne-Marie Duff, star of the BBC's The Salisbury Poisonings and Shameless. This definitive recording features an introduction by A.S Byatt, writer, critic and author of Possession. Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother, a close friend who is also the son of her family's worst enemy, and a charismatic but dangerous suitor. With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot's most autobiographical novel; it is also one of her most powerful and moving. (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Quick Classics Collection: Victorian Women: Little Women, Silas Marner, Emma Audiobook

Quick Classics Collection: Victorian Women: Little Women, Silas Marner, Emma

Author: George Eliot, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott Narrator: Dame Judi Dench, Glenda Jackson, Prunella Scales Release Date: September 2020

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. What did it mean to be a woman in the Georgian and Victorian periods? These beloved novels offer three dramatically different, but universally recognisable, experiences. Whether it is the drama of sisterhood, the trials and tribulations of romantic encounters, or the struggles of being a writer in a male world, each story holds just as much resonance for the female experience as they did on first publication. These classic stories are read by two-time Academy Award winner, Glenda Jackson; Fawlty Towers’ Pruncella Scales; and Dame Judi Dench. This collection includes: • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, read by Glenda Jackson • Silas Marner by George Eliot, read by Dame Judi Dench • Emma by Jane Austen, read by Prunella Scales

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Silas Marner Audiobook

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Narrator: Dame Judi Dench Release Date: September 2020

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Unfairly accused of stealing money from his community’s church, Silas Marner has become bitter and misanthropic – and wealthy. One New Year’s Eve, however, he rescues a small child from the snowstorm outside: and his life changes forever. A deeply moving exploration of loneliness and redemption, Silas Marner is a beloved and timeless classic. Judi Dench brings its humanity to life with unmatchable warmth and elegance.

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Quick Classics Collection: British Writers: Silas Marner, Sons and Lovers, Bleak House Audiobook

Quick Classics Collection: British Writers: Silas Marner, Sons and Lovers, Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens, D.H. Lawrence, George Eliot Narrator: Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian Mckellen, Sir John Gielgud Release Date: September 2020

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. What was it like to love, live, and rebel in Britain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? These beloved British novels offer three dramatically different, but universally recognisable, experiences. Read by three luminaries of the stage and screen: Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, and Sir John Gielgud. Feel the pang of awakened desire, the ache of loneliness, and the sting of trouble up ahead, in three stories that continue to hold great resonance for the twenty-first century listener. This collection includes: • Silas Marner by George Eliot, read by Dame Judi Dench • Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence, read by Sir Ian McKellen • Bleak House by Charles Dickens, read by Sir John Gielgud

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Romola Audiobook

Romola

Author: George Eliot Narrator: Lucy Scott Release Date: July 2020

Set in the turbulent years following the death of Lorenzo de' Medici, George Eliot's fourth novel, Romola, moves the stage from the English countryside of the 19th century to an Italy four centuries before her time. It tells the tale of a young Florentine woman, Romola de' Bardi, and her coming of age through her troubled marriage to the suave and selfabsorbed Greek, Tito. Slowly Tito's true character begins to unfurl and his lies and treachery push Romola towards a more spiritual path, where she transcends into a majestic, Madonnalike role, while Tito descends further into corruption and villainy... Impeccably researched, the novel features a cast of historical characters including Girolamo Savonarola, Piero di Cosimo and Niccolo? Machiavelli, and draws parallels between the Republic of Rome of Eliot's day and the Republic of Florence ruled by Savonarola, most famous for its Bonfire of the Vanities, depicted here in vivid detail.

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Daniel Deronda (Unabridged) Audiobook

Daniel Deronda (Unabridged)

Author: George Eliot Narrator: Brian Morris Release Date: July 2020

One of the finest works by George Eliot featuring the noble Daniel Deronda who becomes entranced by frivolous beauty Gwendolen Harleth and though she shares his feelings fate conspires to keep them apart. Gwendolen, facing financial ruin, is forced into an oppressive marriage with the sinister but wealthy aristocrat Henleigh Grandcourt and Daniel finds a new life through his friendship with Jewish singer Mirah Lapidoth.

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