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Romola

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(4,094 Sterne; 16 Bewertungen)

George Eliot's own favorite among her novels, this novel tells the story of Romola, the intelligent daughter of a blind scholar, who is falling in love with a man who is going to change her life and the politics of Florence in a way she doesn't like. Set in 15th century Florence, it is "a deep study of life in the city of Florence from an intellectual, artistic, religious, and social point of view". Summary by Stav Nisser and Wikipedia. (23 hr 11 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction

20:34

Read by Sandra G

01 - The Shipwrecked Stranger

35:05

Read by Sandra G

02 - Breakfast for Love

10:39

Read by Sandra G

03 - The Barber's Shop

24:38

Read by David Goldfarb

04 - First Impressions

7:26

Read by David Goldfarb

05 - The Blind Scholar and his Daughter

39:36

Read by Martina Hutchins

06 - Dawning Hopes

33:29

Read by David Goldfarb

07 - A Learned Squabble

12:52

Read by David Goldfarb

08 - A Face in the Crowd

30:50

Read by Kalynda

09 - A Man's Ransom

17:44

Read by Kalynda

10 - Under the Plane-Tree

32:37

Read by musil

11 - Tito's Dilemma

10:50

Read by musil

12 - The Prize is nearly grasped

33:59

Read by Phil Chenevert

13 - The Shadow of Nemesis

16:48

Read by Vsilverlining

14 - The Peasants' Fair

42:12

Read by Sandra G

15 - The Dying Message

30:11

Read by Sandra G

16 - A Florentine Joke

32:38

Read by Lucinda Gainey

17 - Under the Loggia

13:30

Read by David Goldfarb

18 - The Portrait

13:12

Read by David Goldfarb

19 - The Old Man's Hope

9:05

Read by David Goldfarb

20 - The Day of the Betrothal

20:15

Read by Terry Goodyer

21 - Florence expects a Guest

21:42

Read by SallyMc

22 - The Prisoners

15:53

Read by Terry Goodyer

23 - After-Thoughts

6:58

Read by David Goldfarb

24 - Inside the Duomo

15:14

Read by David Goldfarb

25 - Outside the Duomo

10:04

Read by Terry Goodyer

26 - The Garment of Fear

10:44

Read by Terry Goodyer

27 - The Young Wife

21:07

Read by Terry Goodyer

28 - The Painted Record

10:22

Read by Amy Gramour

29 - A Moment of Triumph

15:34

Read by kittyandcheese

30 - The Avenger's Secret

22:08

Read by kittyandcheese

31 - Fruit is Seed

11:39

Read by kittyandcheese

32 - A Revelation

26:22

Read by Sandra G

33 - Baldassarre makes an Acquaintance

16:13

Read by Terry Goodyer

34 - No Place for Repentance

23:17

Read by Terry Goodyer

35 - What Florence was thinking of

9:08

Read by Vsilverlining

36 - Ariadne discrowns herself

27:42

Read by Phil Chenevert

37 - The Tabernacle Unlocked

13:42

Read by Sergio Baldelli

38 - The Black Marks become Magical

20:50

Read by Sergio Baldelli

39 - A Supper in the Rucellai Gardens

51:39

Read by Elaine Webb

40 - An Arresting Voice

24:02

Read by Sandra G

41 - Coming Back

8:56

Read by Sandra G

42 - Romola in her Place

20:25

Read by Felicity C

43 - The Unseen Madonna

18:01

Read by LizMourant

44 - The Visible Madonna

15:54

Read by LizMourant

45 - At the Barber's Shop

23:03

Read by LizMourant

46 - By a Street Lamp

22:13

Read by Sandra G

47 - Check

8:01

Read by Sandra G

48 - Counter-Check

15:38

Read by Sandra G

49 - The Pyramid of Vanities

16:51

Read by Felicity C

50 - Tessa Abroad and at Home

26:04

Read by Phil Chenevert

51 - Monna Brigida's Conversion

12:22

Read by Sandra G

52 - A Prophetess

15:28

Read by Amy Gramour

53 - On San Miniato

14:56

Read by Sandra G

54 - The Evening and the Morning

9:37

Read by Sandra G

55 - Waiting

9:30

Read by Vsilverlining

56 - The Other Wife

30:43

Read by Sandra G

57 - Why Tito was Safe

14:17

Read by kittyandcheese

58 - A Final Understanding

15:18

Read by Sandra G

59 - Pleading

21:35

Read by Sandra G

60 - The Scaffold

14:58

Read by kittyandcheese

61 - Drifting Away

12:35

Read by Phil Chenevert

62 - The Benediction

11:36

Read by kittyandcheese

63 - Ripening Schemes

30:47

Read by Felicity C

64 - The Prophet in his Cell

22:30

Read by Felicity C

65 - The Trial by Fire

18:16

Read by David Goldfarb

66 - A Masque of the Furies

10:09

Read by David Goldfarb

67 - Waiting by the River

15:45

Read by David Goldfarb

68 - Romola's waking

21:43

Read by David Goldfarb

69 - Homeward

7:29

Read by David Goldfarb

70 - Meeting Again

11:18

Read by David Goldfarb

71 - The Confession

15:40

Read by David Goldfarb

72 - The Last Silence

7:46

Read by David Goldfarb

73 - Epilogue

9:33

Read by David Goldfarb

Bewertungen

Not my favorite

(4 Sterne)

On a positive notice, the readers of Romula are all quite good with no difficult accents or distracting mispronounciations. The negative for me is that Romula deals much more with Florentino politics and infighting than I found interesting. This is just my personal preference so don't let it deter you for giving it a try As usual, Eliot's writing is very insightful.

Meh

(2,5 Sterne)

Other reviewers are right in saying it takes a while to get going. There isn't enough story for the length of time it took to tell it. I skipped almost-entire chapters for their rambling, & there is a lot of content that really doesn't bear on the story. Overall, I don't know why Eliot thought this book so great, although I think it could have been had it been more consise.