My Life in Middlemarch

My Life in Middlemarch

Audiobook CD - 2014
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In this memoir, journalist and New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead, draws out the intricate ways in which the themes of George Eliot's Middlemarch -- "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people," according to Virginia Woolf -- have run through her own life. Mead also draws an uncanny portrait of the ways in which Eliot's life resonates with her own through a fascinating reading of Eliot's biography. For those who wonder about the power of literature to shape our lives, this book is a must-read.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, p2014.
ISBN: 9781482973532
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Reading, Kate


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Jul 16, 2016

I'm only on chapter 3 with much more to go and it feels like I am already knee deep into something I don't want to keep listening to. This is not a memoir about Rebecca Mead as experienced through Middlemarch, but instead an exploration of George Eliot's life through Middlemarch, which is fine, but not what I expected.

Oct 07, 2014

Good reader. Seems to be a very intimate detailed account of the author known as George Eliot & the mid 1800's England customs. I enjoyed this for the little details of her life. I struggled with Middlemarch & greatly enjoy her other books.

niafrances Jul 05, 2014

This audio will be of interest to the George Elliott fan. It definitely made me think about re-reading Middlemarch and reading some of her other books for the first time. It made me nostalgic for novels of old like those by Edith Wharton and Henry James--I'm not sure who writes contemporary novels of similar scope and depth.

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