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Middlemarch and The Four Just Men on Booklist Magazine’s 2011 Editors’ Choice list

ELIOT, G.: Middlemarch (Unabridged)

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, reforms; 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.



Disc 1

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Prelude 00:03:51
2.   Book 1: Miss Brooke - Chapter 1 00:05:58
3.   And how should Dorothea not marry 00:05:18
4.   Early in the day Dorothea had returned… 00:05:08
5.   Celia felt a little hurt. 00:06:05
6.   Chapter 2 00:05:33
7.   This was the first time that Mr. Casaubon… 00:05:39
8.   Dorothea felt hurt. Mr. Casaubon would think… 00:04:38
9.   'Let me hope that you will rescind that resolution…' 00:04:01
10.   Chapter 3 00:06:57
11.   Certainly he seemed more and more bent on making… 00:04:45
12.   It had now entered Dorothea's mind… 00:03:37
13.   Dorothea checked herself suddenly… 00:06:18
14.   Dorothea was in the best temper now… 00:07:22


Disc 2

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 4 00:05:17
2.   'It is very painful,' said Dorothea… 00:05:32
3.   She bethought herself now of the condemned… 00:05:02
4.   'Well, but Casaubon, now. There is no hurry…' 00:04:25
5.   Chapter 5 00:05:41
6.   Now she would be able to devote herself… 00:06:54
7.   The next day, at luncheon, the butler… 00:05:39
8.   Perhaps Celia had never turned so pale before. 00:06:37
9.   Chapter 6 00:03:34
10.   'I see you have had our Lowick Cicero here,' she said… 00:04:28
11.   Mr. Brooke again winced inwardly… 00:05:12
12.   In less than an hour, Mrs. Cadwalladar… 00:05:21
13.   'Well, Humphrey doesn't know yet…' 00:04:43
14.   With such a mind, active as phosphorus… 00:05:09


Disc 3

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 7 00:05:24
2.   Mr. Brooke had no doubt on that point… 00:05:39
3.   Chapter 8 00:05:29
4.   Sir James paused. He did not usually find it easy… 00:03:40
5.   'But, my dear Chettam, why should I…' 00:04:24
6.   Chapter 9 00:06:35
7.   Mr. Casaubon led the way thither. 00:07:46
8.   Dorothea sank into silence on the way back… 00:07:11
9.   When their backs were turned… 00:06:29
10.   Chapter 10 00:05:53
11.   Certainly this affair of his marriage… 00:05:31
12.   The season was mild enough to encourage… 00:05:00
13.   Already, as Miss Brooke passed out of the dining - room… 00:06:57


Disc 4

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   'But we were talking of physic…' 00:06:54
2.   Chapter 11 00:06:22
3.   Lydgate could not be long in Middlemarch… 00:04:26
4.   'Mamma,' said Rosamond… 00:06:26
5.   'But how came you to stay out so late, my dear' 00:06:44
6.   Chapter 12 00:04:36
7.   Mrs. Waule had to defer her answer… 00:06:39
8.   Before Mr. Featherstone's cough was quiet… 00:05:03
9.   'So, sir, you've been paying ten per cent…' 00:06:51
10.   Fred, in spite of his irritation, had kindness enough… 00:06:40
11.   'But,' she added, dimpling, 'it is very different…' 00:06:11
12.   Mr. Lydgate was rather late this morning… 00:06:17
13.   Thus, in riding home… 00:05:37


Disc 5

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Book 2: Old and Young - Chapter 13 00:04:40
2.   One of Lydgate's gifts was a voice habitually deep… 00:05:09
3.   'What I desire,' Mr. Bulstrode continued… 00:05:00
4.   To point out other people's errors was a duty… 00:05:48
5.   Mr. Bulstrode paused a little before he answered. 00:04:54
6.   Chapter 14 00:06:39
7.   The deep - veined hands fingered many bank - notes… 00:05:48
8.   Mary sat down again, and resumed her work. 00:05:57
9.   Mary looked up with some roguishness at Fred… 00:05:37
10.   Chapter 15 00:04:37
11.   He had been left an orphan… 00:06:24
12.   Lydgate did not mean to be one of those failures… 00:05:02
13.   There was fascination in the hope… 00:05:48
14.   He was certainly a happy fellow at this time… 00:04:26


Disc 6

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   As to women, he had once already been drawn… 00:05:54
2.   To have approached Laure with any suit… 00:04:09
3.   Chapter 16 00:05:50
4.   'Hang your reforms!' said Mr. Chichely. 00:06:56
5.   'You will let me hear some music tonight, I hope.' 00:07:30
6.   Everything looked blooming and joyous… 00:07:36
7.   As he threw down his book, stretched his legs… 00:06:46
8.   Chapter 17 00:07:00
9.   'A mother is never partial,' said Mr. Farebrother… 00:07:20
10.   'Your scheme is a good deal more difficult…' 00:07:35
11.   Chapter 18 00:06:36
12.   And now, when the question of voting had come… 00:03:33


Disc 7

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Lydgate was late in setting out… 00:06:02
2.   Dr. Sprague said at once bluntly to the group… 00:05:46
3.   Every one now sat down, Mr. Bulstrode presiding… 00:07:06
4.   Chapter 19 00:04:58
5.   'He is not my uncle. I tell you…' 00:05:49
6.   Chapter 20 00:05:38
7.   Not that this inward amazement of Dorothea's… 00:05:39
8.   In their conversation before marriage… 00:04:55
9.   These characteristics, fixed and unchangeable… 00:06:32
10.   The excessive feeling manifested… 00:04:21
11.   Dorothea rose to leave the table… 00:03:59
12.   Chapter 21 00:07:14
13.   'Oh, there is a great deal in the feeling for art…' 00:06:01


Disc 8

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   There was a new light, but still a mysterious light… 00:07:37
2.   Chapter 22 00:05:58
3.   They found Naumann painting industriously… 00:06:33
4.   Naumann was all apologies in asking her to stand… 00:05:52
5.   Dorothea, who had not been made aware… 00:05:39
6.   Will again feared that he had gone too far… 00:06:08
7.   Will was not quite contented… 00:06:39
8.   Book 3: Waiting for Death - Chapter 23 00:06:05
9.   The Garths were very fond of Fred… 00:06:24
10.   Since it occurred, a change had come over Fred's sky… 00:06:22
11.   Most of those who saw Fred riding out… 00:04:59
12.   Fred was subtle, and did not tell his friends… 00:06:35
13.   Chapter 24 00:03:11


Disc 9

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Mr. Garth was not at the office… 00:06:03
2.   'Now let us go through that once more' said Mrs. Garth… 00:07:16
3.   'Are Letty and Ben your only pupils now, Mrs. Garth' 00:07:05
4.   Fred turned round and hurried out of the room… 00:06:37
5.   Chapter 25 00:05:40
6.   'Any man may be unfortunate, Mary…' 00:05:53
7.   She took a candle into another large parlour… 00:06:17
8.   Chapter 26 00:05:53
9.   When Mr. Vincy came home he was very angry… 00:05:52
10.   Chapter 27 00:06:08
11.   She never left Fred's side… 00:06:30
12.   Lydgate found it more and more agreeable… 00:04:34
13.   Mr. Ned smiled nervously… 00:05:38


Disc 10

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 28 00:05:05
2.   In the first minutes when Dorothea looked out… 00:04:24
3.   Dorothea's eyes also were turned up to her husband's face… 00:03:50
4.   Chapter 29 00:07:10
5.   To this mental estate mapped out… 00:06:08
6.   'We will, if you please, say no more on this subject…' 00:06:59
7.   Chapter 30 00:05:25
8.   'You will not mind this sombre light,' said Dorothea… 00:05:55
9.   When he was gone, Dorothea's tears gushed forth… 00:05:55
10.   Chapter 31 00:06:03
11.   'You don't mean that there is anything between…' 00:04:50
12.   'You would not give your heart to a man…' 00:04:47
13.   Solomon's Proverbs, I think, have omitted… 00:04:33
14.   Miss Vincy was alone, and blushed so deeply… 00:05:20


Disc 11

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 32 00:05:00
2.   But some of the visitors alighted… 00:05:26
3.   Old Featherstone no sooner caught sight of these… 00:05:02
4.   Their exit was hastened by their seeing… 00:05:11
5.   'I don't mind if I have a slice of that ham…' 00:04:38
6.   'I shall take a mere mouthful of ham…' 00:05:01
7.   Chapter 33 00:04:09
8.   To - night he had not snapped… 00:04:53
9.   He let his hand fall, and for the first time… 00:06:16
10.   Book 4: Three Love Problems - Chapter 34 00:04:12
11.   However, the three mourning - coaches… 00:05:01
12.   'I shall not look any more,' said Celia… 00:05:03
13.   Dorothea felt a shock of alarm… 00:05:41
14.   Chapter 35 00:03:57
15.   But in the morning all the ordinary currents… 00:06:18


Disc 12

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   But the entrance of the lawyer and the two brothers… 00:04:55
2.   The small bequests came first… 00:04:34
3.   Mr. Vincy was the first to speak… 00:05:23
4.   Mr. Joshua Rigg, in fact, appeared to trouble… 00:05:05
5.   Chapter 36 00:06:01
6.   This was a not infrequent procedure with Mr. Vincy… 00:07:00
7.   Aunt Bulstrode was again stirred to anxiety… 00:05:57
8.   Any inward debate Lydgate had as to the consequences… 00:05:44
9.   An unmistakable delight shone forth… 00:05:23
10.   'It must be lovely,' said Mrs. Vincy… 00:05:39
11.   Rosamond, however, was on her side… 00:03:39
12.   Chapter 37 00:05:12
13.   Mr. Hawley's disgust at the notion of the 'Pioneer'… 00:05:30
14.   Invitations of the formal kind had been wanting… 00:03:55
15.   In another minute he was in the library… 00:04:43


Disc 13

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   'But you may easily carry the help too far,' he said… 00:06:04
2.   'No,' answered Dorothea; 'Mr. Casaubon…' 00:06:22
3.   So they only said 'Goodbye,' and Will quitted the house… 00:06:32
4.   Meanwhile Dorothea's mind was innocently at work… 00:05:26
5.   The thoughts which had gathered vividness… 00:06:12
6.   The next day, Mr. Casaubon received the following… 00:05:32
7.   Chapter 38 00:06:52
8.   'There is one good chance…' 00:07:14
9.   'Come, that's rather good, you know', said Mr. Brooke… 00:07:07
10.   Chapter 39 00:05:17
11.   'Chettam is a little hasty, my dear,' said Mr. Brooke… 00:06:33
12.   Dorothea felt wretched. She thought her husband… 00:07:12


Disc 14

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   It is true that an observer, under that softening influence… 00:05:46
2.   Overworked Mrs. Dagley - a thin, worn woman… 00:06:09
3.   Chapter 40 00:06:54
4.   She went and stood behind him… 00:06:56
5.   'We haven't seen the lad for months,' said Caleb… 00:06:31
6.   'Now Mary's gone out, I must tell you a thing…' 00:06:58
7.   As the Vicar walked to Lowick… 00:07:45
8.   Chapter 41 00:07:24
9.   'Have you done' said Mr. Rigg, quietly… 00:06:11
10.   Chapter 42 00:06:03
11.   This sore susceptibility in relation to Dorothea… 00:06:50
12.   The arrangements made by Mr. Casaubon… 00:04:27


Disc 15

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   'You refer to the possible hindrances…' 00:06:53
2.   There was something horrible to Dorothea… 00:07:43
3.   Book 5: The Dead Hand - Chapter 43 00:05:22
4.   'Thank you very much for allowing me to interrupt…' 00:06:19
5.   Will re - entered the drawing room… 00:06:26
6.   Chapter 44 00:07:57
7.   Chapter 45 00:06:20
8.   One of the facts quickly rumoured was that Lydgate… 00:06:09
9.   Mrs. Mawmsey had had a great deal of sitting… 00:06:13
10.   Mr. Toller's prediction was partly verified. 00:06:27
11.   How could Lydgate help himself 00:06:57
12.   There was an immediate refusal on the part… 00:04:35


Disc 16

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Affairs were in this stage… 00:04:35
2.   Presently Rosamond left the piano… 00:05:00
3.   Chapter 46 00:06:02
4.   Ladislaw had now accepted his bit of work… 00:06:05
5.   But Will's articles and speeches… 00:05:47
6.   'That's very fine, my dear fellow. But your cure…' 00:05:55
7.   Chapter 47 00:07:30
8.   Having silenced objection by force of unreason… 00:07:17
9.   Chapter 48 00:05:04
10.   In the library Dorothea observed… 00:04:56
11.   'And now I think that I can take some repose,' said Mr. Casaubon… 00:05:21
12.   And here Dorothea's pity turned from her own future… 00:04:35
13.   Dorothea, feeling very weary… 00:05:13


Disc 17

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 49 00:05:07
2.   'My dear sir,' said Sir James, impatiently… 00:04:56
3.   Chapter 50 00:06:49
4.   'I can see what you are thinking of…' 00:07:04
5.   His attendance on Dorothea while her brain was excited… 00:06:19
6.   Dorothea tried now to turn her thoughts… 00:06:57
7.   Chapter 51 00:06:21
8.   Mr. Brooke always ended by agreeing… 00:06:19
9.   But whether he should succeed in that mode… 00:06:38
10.   'I am a close neighbour of yours, my good friends…' 00:06:26
11.   Mr. Brooke re - entered the committee - room… 00:06:21
12.   Chapter 52 00:05:34


Disc 18

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Hardly a week later, Duty presented itself… 00:06:16
2.   There was a moment's silence before Mr. Farebrother… 00:05:43
3.   Mary looked so much moved, that he said after a moment… 00:06:28
4.   Chapter 53 00:07:19
5.   Mr. Bulstrode was conscious of being in a good spiritural frame… 00:06:46
6.   Raffles opened wide eyes, and gave a long whistle… 00:06:48
7.   It was not long before they were seated together… 00:07:14
8.   Mr. Raffles ended with a jocose snuffle… 00:07:04
9.   Book 6: The Widow and the Wife - Chapter 54 00:07:24
10.   Mrs. Cadwallader said no more on that point… 00:06:34
11.   Mrs. Farebrother recurred to her knitting… 00:07:05


Disc 19

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   She was not aware how long it was… 00:04:43
2.   Will spoke at random: he was merely venting his petulance… 00:04:46
3.   Chapter 55 00:03:18
4.   One day that she went to Freshitt to fulfil her promise… 00:04:22
5.   'My dear Mrs. Casaubon,' said Lady Chettam… 00:03:59
6.   Chapter 56 00:07:10
7.   In the absence of any precise idea… 00:06:03
8.   The scent would have been sweeter to Fred Vincy… 00:08:03
9.   Caleb paused here, and perhaps the greatest orator… 00:07:07
10.   The expression of Caleb's face… 00:07:54
11.   Mrs. Garth was not given to tears… 00:06:38
12.   Fred entered on the subject directly… 00:06:14
13.   Chapter 57 00:04:05
14.   'Let us all go and see Mary,' said Christy… 00:04:09


Disc 20

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   The power of admonition which had begun to stir… 00:05:24
2.   No doubt it was having a strong effect on him… 00:05:29
3.   Mary at once saw the Vicar's intention. 00:05:38
4.   Chapter 58 00:07:26
5.   It might have been supposed that Rosamond… 00:07:48
6.   Rosamond was soon looking lovelier than ever… 00:07:23
7.   Its novelty made it the more irritating. 00:03:48
8.   However, it had seemed a question of no moment… 00:04:15
9.   Rosamond did not look at her husband… 00:06:03
10.   'What can - I - do, Tertius' said Rosamond… 00:05:56
11.   'Are we to go without spoons and forks then' 00:05:39
12.   Chapter 59 00:07:42
13.   Chapter 60 00:05:22


Disc 21

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Will was in a defiant mood… 00:05:36
2.   Meanwhile Joseph had brought a trayful… 00:04:40
3.   Next came two Dutch prints… 00:04:47
4.   The bidding was brisk, and Will continued… 00:03:27
5.   Later in the evening, however, Raffles overtook… 00:04:13
6.   Chapter 61 00:06:23
7.   But in truth Mr. Bulstrode was very far from a state… 00:06:10
8.   He remembered his first moments of shrinking. 00:07:09
9.   Meanwhile, in his conversation with Raffles… 00:06:21
10.   Will felt something like an electric shock. 00:05:53
11.   'I will not deny that you conjecture rightly,' he answered… 00:05:32
12.   Chapter 62 00:05:32
13.   Dorothea was detained on the good pretext… 00:04:39
14.   'He said he would never do anything…' 00:06:28


Disc 22

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   When Will saw her there, he gave a start… 00:06:25
2.   She put out her hand, and Will took it for an instant… 00:06:15
3.   Book 7: Two Temptations - Chapter 63 00:05:49
4.   The opportunity came at Mr. Vincy's… 00:06:08
5.   'You will never care any more about my one - eyed giant…' 00:07:03
6.   Chapter 64 00:07:41
7.   Lydgate's anger rose: he was prepared… 00:05:23
8.   He went out of the house, but as his blood cooled… 00:06:32
9.   She returned home by Mr. Borthrop Trumbull's office… 00:07:37
10.   But the next day she carried out her plan… 00:07:58
11.   Lydgate sat paralyzed by opposing impulses… 00:06:44


Disc 23

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 65 00:05:57
2.   It is a terrible moment in young lives… 00:07:35
3.   Chapter 66 00:05:24
4.   Mr. Bambridge was not yet come… 00:06:52
5.   Lydgate, by betting on his own strokes, had won… 00:05:58
6.   There was a pause. Mr. Farebrother seemed to wait… 00:05:42
7.   Chapter 67 00:07:17
8.   But in the midst of his hesitation, opportunity came… 00:06:54
9.   Bulstrode showed a rather exasperating ability… 00:06:10
10.   Chapter 68 00:05:13
11.   Bulstrode carried his candle to the bedside… 00:04:28
12.   Bulstrode was only the more conscious… 00:05:16
13.   'The lad would be as happy as two,' he said… 00:04:50


Disc 24

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 69 00:06:48
2.   'You are a conscientious man, Mr. Garth…' 00:07:15
3.   Yet when he arrived at Stone Court… 00:06:24
4.   After waiting for the note to be carried to Mrs. Bulstrode… 00:06:51
5.   Chapter 70 00:07:03
6.   Strange, piteous conflict in the soul… 00:06:54
7.   The banker felt that he had done something… 00:06:34
8.   To her surprise, Mr. Bulstrode did not answer. 00:07:20
9.   On returning home Lydgate had a visit… 00:06:34
10.   Chapter 71 00:05:37
11.   'What's the man's name Where can he be found' 00:05:12
12.   'Well,' he said, with a deep breath… 00:04:51


Disc 25

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   But this vague conviction of indeterminable guilt… 00:07:37
2.   Mrs. Dollop looked round with the air of a landlady… 00:06:34
3.   After the business had been fully opened… 00:07:29
4.   After the word chicanery there was a growing noise… 00:07:06
5.   Book 8: Sunset and Sunrise - Chapter 72 00:05:03
6.   'Oh, how cruel!' said Dorothea, clasping her hands. 00:05:19
7.   Chapter 73 00:05:15
8.   But then came the question whether he should have acted… 00:05:39
9.   Chapter 74 00:04:46
10.   'Mr. Thesiger has always countenanced him…' 00:06:04
11.   Mrs. Plymdale was in a situation… 00:04:48
12.   Hence Mrs. Bulstrode was shown into the drawing - room… 00:06:38
13.   He told her everything, very inartificially… 00:06:51


Disc 26

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 75 00:07:30
2.   'This is Chichely's scratch. What is he writing to you about' 00:06:39
3.   He thought, 'I am a fool. Haven't I given up…' 00:06:25
4.   Chapter 76 00:06:00
5.   Lydgate started up from his chair… 00:06:47
6.   'Suppose,' said Dorothea, meditatively… 00:07:10
7.   Lydgate did not answer, and she saw that he was… 00:00:41
8.   Chapter 77 00:05:39
9.   Dorothea's nature was of that kind… 00:05:56
10.   Dorothea had another errand in Lowick Gate… 00:06:46
11.   Chapter 78 00:06:27
12.   Let it be forgiven to Will that he had no such movement of pity. 00:05:15


Disc 27

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 79 00:05:58
2.   Chapter 80 00:05:38
3.   Then came the hour in which the waves of suffering… 00:04:43
4.   She began now to live through that yesterday morning… 00:06:26
5.   Chapter 81 00:06:05
6.   Looking like the lovely ghost of herself… 00:06:41
7.   Rosamond, with an overmastering pang… 00:07:04
8.   'You are thinking what is not true,' said Rosamond… 00:07:19
9.   Chapter 82 00:05:57
10.   Thus he did nothing more decided… 00:04:07
11.   Chapter 83 00:06:12
12.   When the little lady had trotted away… 00:06:43


Disc 28

  Middlemarch (Unabridged)
1.   They stood silent, not looking at each other… 00:07:50
2.   Chapter 84 00:04:37
3.   Mr. Brooke was evidently in a state of nervous perturbation. 00:05:47
4.   'I pointed everything out to her,' said Mr. Brooke… 00:05:12
5.   But Celia was glad to have room for speech… 00:04:33
6.   Dorothea, busy in her boudoir, felt a glow… 00:05:43
7.   Chapter 85 00:03:57
8.   He was full of timid care for his wife… 00:05:13
9.   Chapter 86 00:05:12
10.   Instead of speaking immediately, Caleb stood still… 00:06:14
11.   Finale 00:05:35
12.   Fred never became rich… 00:06:32
13.   But this opinion of his did not cause a lasting alienation… 00:06:24

Total Playing Time: 35:30:46






Author(s):
Eliot, George

Reader(s):
Stevenson, Juliet

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0021

Barcode: 9781843794394

Physical Release: 2011

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