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Adam Bede (version 2)

Read by Tom Denholm


George Eliot


George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans – an ironic ‘deception’ given that Adam Bede, her first novel, is written unashamedly from a…

The Mill on the Floss (Version 2)

Read by Tom Denholm


George Eliot


The Mill on the Floss is George Eliot’s second novel, and was published in 1860, only a year after her first, Adam Bede. It centres on the l…

The Cloister and the Hearth

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Charles Reade


'The Cloister and the Hearth', by Charles Reade, was published in 1861. It's a long and winding picaresque novel set in 15th century Europe,…

The House by the Medlar Tree

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Giovanni Verga


In a nineteenth century Sicilian fishing village, the Malavoglia family gambles everything on being able to profit from a cargo of lupin nut…

After the Divorce

Read by Tom Denholm


Grazia Deledda


Giovanna and Costantino Ledda are a happily married couple living with their young child in a Sardinian country village close to their exten…