Maggie Tulliver has two lovers: Philip Wakem, son of her father’s enemy, and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin. But the love she wants most in the world is that of her brother Tom. Maggie’s struggle against her passionate and sensual nature leads her to a deeper understanding and to eventual tragedy.
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A favourite to listen to again and again. It's a hard act to follow for my next choice of audiobook.
Adam Bede and Middlemarch that were also written by George Eliot. I have found a challenge for reading/ listening in Eliot's stories, that I have yet to find in those that are written by modern authors.
Maggie Tulliver, the heroine and victim.
No, this story weaves images of characters, places and situations that are too good to rush, in case I missed a bit and had to retrace my listening.
I was unprepared for the ending, it was worthy of the anticipation created by Eliot.I enjoyed listening to the different voices that Laura Paton portrayed.
Superb Narrator For A Gripping Story
My favourite book so far.
Not really moments, but the characters are so well drawn (helped by Laura Paton's narration) so are really vivid: Tom, Mrs Tulliver, Lucy and Philip Wakem in particular.
Really brought it alive. I doubt I would have had the persistence to finish the book if reading it but I really loved how she had different voices for the different characters.
Without giving the story away, I thought the ending was a bit contrived.