Felix Holt, The Radical


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(3.8 stars; 4 reviews)

"Harold Transome is a landowner who goes against his family's political tradition (much to his mother's distress), while Felix Holt is a sincere radical. The setting of the book, the 1832 parliament election, is used to discuss the social problems of that time. A secondary plot involves Esther Lyon, the stepdaughter of a minister who is the real heiress to the Transome estate, with whom both Harold Transome and Felix Holt fall in love. Esther loves poor Felix Holt, but would she choose a comfortable life with Harold Transome?" (Summary by Stav Nisser)

(19 hr 8 min)

Chapters

introduction 21:34 Read by acousticwave
chapter 1 48:41 Read by MicheleW
chapter 2 32:04 Read by misskatherine218
chapter 3 17:27 Read by MicheleW
chapter 4 17:07 Read by MicheleW
chapter 5 39:09 Read by MicheleW
chapter 6 40:08 Read by CrowGirl
chapter 7 31:08 Read by CrowGirl
chapter 8 20:02 Read by MicheleW
chapter 9 12:44 Read by MicheleW
chapter 10 19:11 Read by MicheleW
chapter 11 34:01 Read by MicheleW
chapter 12 12:01 Read by MicheleW
Chapter 13 18:30 Read by MicheleW
chapter 14 21:29 Read by Lynne T
Chapter 15 17:27 Read by Lynne T
Chapter 16 26:20 Read by Lynne T
Chapter 17 18:39 Read by Lynne T
Chapter 18 11:20 Read by MicheleW
Chapter 19 13:01 Read by MicheleW
chapter 20 22:10 Read by MicheleW
chapter 21 18:03 Read by MicheleW
Chapter 22 22:29 Read by acousticwave
Chapter 23 15:00 Read by acousticwave
chapter 24 22:41 Read by Lynne T
chapter 25 12:43 Read by Lynne T
chapter 26 9:44 Read by Kimberly Krause
chapter 27 22:39 Read by Gina Marie
chapter 28 32:13 Read by shihping
chapter 29 18:15 Read by shihping
chapter 30 32:01 Read by jimmynelson89
chapter 31 17:16 Read by jimmynelson89
chapter 32 11:43 Read by acousticwave
chapter 33 28:52 Read by acousticwave
chapter 34 10:31 Read by jimmynelson89
chapter 35 14:17 Read by jimmynelson89
chapter 36 29:50 Read by jimmynelson89
chapter 37 24:47 Read by jimmynelson89
chapter 38 26:53 Read by jimmynelson89
chapter 39 14:03 Read by Alan Weyman
chapter 40 27:52 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
chapter 41 14:23 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
chapter 42 27:35 Read by John O'Riordan
chapter 43 part1 33:35 Read by shihping
chapter 43 part 2 and chapter 44 39:22 Read by shihping
chapter 45 14:27 Read by Lynne T
chapter 46 41:56 Read by shihping
chapter 47 17:55 Read by acousticwave
chapter 48 5:59 Read by acousticwave
Chapter 49 22:03 Read by acousticwave
Chapter 50 11:49 Read by Lynne T
Chapter 51 and Epilog 13:20 Read by Kimberly Krause

Reviews

(4 stars)

Tho' not one of elliot's most dramatic endings, it is a very interesting work for the social and economic issues alone. While not as sweet a story as Silas Marner, nor as sweeping as Romola, it is still a very worthwhile read. (This book is to the rest of Elliot's work as Hard Times is to the body of Dickens' other works.)