George Eliot

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Middlemarch


Jeden z nejslavnějších románů klasické anglické literatury nás zavádí do budoárů a ložnic anglického provinčního městečka v první polovině 19. století. Autorka skrývající se za mužským pseudonymem pozoruje s humorným nadhledem i s účastným citem trnitou cestu dvou mileneckých párů i převratný kvas doby.
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Middlemarch


One of BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World.An eternal masterpiece of candid observation, emotional insight and transcending humour, Middlemarch is a truly monumental novel. Endlessly appealing to modern readers, Middlemarch has been adapted as BBC Radio 4 drama.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This edition features an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan.Dorothea Brooke is a beautiful and idealistic young woman set on filling her life with good deeds. She pursues the pompous Edward Casuabon, convinced that he embodies these principles, and becomes trapped in an unhappy marriage. Then there is Tertius Lydgate, an anguished progressive whose determination to bring modern medicine to the provinces is muddied by unrequited love. They, and a multitude of other brilliantly drawn characters, reside in the town Middlemarch - the background to George Eliot's incomparable portrait of Victorian life.
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Lacná kniha The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob (-70%)


`She had believed that my wild poet's passion for her would make me her slave; and that, being her slave, I should execute her will in all things.' The Lifted Veil was first published in Blackwood's Magazine in 1859. A dark fantasy woven from contemporary
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Macmillan Readers Middlemarch Upper Intermediate Reader
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George Eliotová patří spolu s Jane Austenovou a sestrami Brontovými k nejčtenějším a nejuznávanějším anglickým autorkám své doby. Přesvědčí Vás o tom nejen v obsáhlých románech, ale i v povídkách, z nichž dvě si nyní můžete přečíst v dynamickém, váš nivém překladu Kristýny Julinové. Povídku Opona budoucnosti vypráví muž na sklonku svých dní, který byl obdařen neblahým darem číst myšlenky jiných a předvídat věci příští, a může nás těšit, že se její část odehrává v magické Praze. Láska se v ní mís í s nenávistí, naděje se zklamáním, okamžiky úlevy s marnou snahou vypravěče setřást svou nezáviděníhodnou schopnost A nade vším ční jeho milovaná manželka jako krásná, ale také velmi záhadná a temná postava. V povídce Bratr Jakoubek se setkáváme s vychytralým Davidem Levým a jeho duševně zaostalým, avšak svým způsobem bystrým bratrem Jakoubkem, který Davida přistihne u špatného skutku a jako nelítostná Nemesis se zjeví ve chvíli, kdy se David vrací ze Západní Indie a pod smyšlenou identitou st oupá na společenském žebříčku. George Eliotová zaujme austenovsky prokreslenými charaktery postav, mistrovským líčením prostředí, nečekanými dějovými zvraty a v neposlední řadě smyslem pro humor. Její povídky neztratily ani po půl druhém století svůj půvab a potvrzují její oprávněnou přítomnost mezi největšími spisovatelkami 19. století.
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George Eliotová patří spolu s Jane Austenovou a sestrami Brontovými k nejčtenějším a nejuznávanějším anglickým autorkám své doby. Přesvědčí Vás o tom nejen v obsáhlých románech, ale i v povídkách, z nichž dvě si nyní můžete přečíst v dynamickém, váš nivém překladu Kristýny Julinové. Povídku Opona budoucnosti vypráví muž na sklonku svých dní, který byl obdařen neblahým darem číst myšlenky jiných a předvídat věci příští, a může nás těšit, že se její část odehrává v magické Praze. Láska se v ní mís í s nenávistí, naděje se zklamáním, okamžiky úlevy s marnou snahou vypravěče setřást svou nezáviděníhodnou schopnost A nade vším ční jeho milovaná manželka jako krásná, ale také velmi záhadná a temná postava. V povídce Bratr Jakoubek se setkáváme s vychytralým Davidem Levým a jeho duševně zaostalým, avšak svým způsobem bystrým bratrem Jakoubkem, který Davida přistihne u špatného skutku a jako nelítostná Nemesis se zjeví ve chvíli, kdy se David vrací ze Západní Indie a pod smyšlenou identitou st oupá na společenském žebříčku. George Eliotová zaujme austenovsky prokreslenými charaktery postav, mistrovským líčením prostředí, nečekanými dějovými zvraty a v neposlední řadě smyslem pro humor. Její povídky neztratily ani po půl druhém století svůj půvab a potvrzují její oprávněnou přítomnost mezi největšími spisovatelkami 19. století.
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OWC The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob


She had believed that my wild poet's passion for her would make me her slave; and that, being her slave, I should execute her will in all things.' The Lifted Veil was first published in Blackwood's Magazine in 1859. A dark fantasy woven from contemporary scientific interest in the physiology of the brain, mesmerism, phrenology and experiments in revification it is Eliot's anatomy of her own moral philsophy - the ideal of imaginative sympathy or the ability to see into others' minds and emotions. Narrated by an egoccentric, morbid young clairvoyant man whose fascination for Bertha Grant lies partly in her obliquity, the story also explores fiction's ability to offer insight into the self, as well as being a remarkable portrait of a misdeveloped artist whose visionary powers merely blight his life. The Lifted Veil is now one of the most widely read and critically discussed of Eliot's works. Published as a companion piece to The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob is by contrast Eliot's literary homage to Thackeray, a satirical modern fable that draws telling parallels between eating and reading. Yet both stories reveal Eliot's deep engagement with the question of whether there are 'necessary truths' independent of our perception of them and the boundaries of art and the self. Helen Small's introduction casts new light on works which fully deserve to be read alongside Eliot's novels.
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OWC Middlemarch


Writing at the very moment when the foundations of Western thought were being challenged and undermined, George Eliot fashions in Middlemarch (1871-2) the quintessential Victorian novel, a concept of life and society free from the dogma of the past yet able to confront the scepticism that was taking over the age. In a panoramic sweep of English life during thr years leading up to the First Reform Bill of 1832, Eliot explores nearly every subject of concern to modern life: art, religion, science, politics, self, society, human relationships. Among her characters are some of the most remarkable portraits in English literature: Dorothea Brooke, the heroine, idealistic but naive; Rosamond Vincy, beautiful and egoistic: Edward Casaubon, the dry-as-dust scholar: Tertius Lydgate, the brilliant but morally-flawed physician: the passionate artist Will Ladislaw: and Fred Vincey and Mary Garth, childhood sweethearts whose charming courtship is one of the many humorous elements in the novel's rich comic vein. Felicia Bonaparte has provided a new Introduction for this updated edition, the text of which is taken from David Carroll's Clarendon Middlemarch (1986), the first critical edition.
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OWC Silas Marner


It came to me first of all, quite suddenly, as a sort of legendary tale, suggested by my recollection of having once, in early childhood, seen a linen-weaver with a bag on his back; but, as my mind dwelt on the subject, I became inclined to a more realistic treatment. Falsely accused, cut off from his past, Silas the weaver is reduced to a spider-like existence, endlessly weaving his web and hoarding his gold. Meanwhile, Godfrey Cass, son of the squire, contracts a secret marriage. While the village celebrates Christmas and New Year, two apparently inexplicable events occur: Silas loses his gold and finds a child on his hearth. The imaginative control George Eliot displays as her narrative gradually reveals causes and connections has rarely been surpassed. Silas Marner (1861) is the shortest and most immediately accessible of Eliot's novels. She takes the materials of legend and fairy tale and provides them with a historically precise setting, drawing on some of the most advanced ideas of her day in order to represent states of mind and belief at the limits of rational perception. This edition, which is based on the carefully corrected text George Eliot prepared a few months after the first edition, is accompanied by an introduction which illuminates the intellectual context of what has often been presented as a nostalgic, sentimental tale.
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OWC Daniel Deronda


Only in her final novel, in 1876, did George Eliot turn to contemporary English and European life as material for the expression of her own idealism. Daniel Deronda is a psychologically incisive investigation, probing the egoism of a spoiled girl and her increasing awareness of conscience through suffering. Gwendolen comes to regard Daniel as her moral and spiritual mentor, but chance, the revelation of his Jewish birth, and his practical and sympathetic identification with his race draw him away from her. The text is that of Graham Handley's Clarendon edition, which is based on the novel's first published form. emergent nationalism and the bitter internal struggle.
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OWC Adam Bede


In Adam Bede (1859) George Eliot took the well-worn tale of a lovely dairy-maid seduced by a careless squire, and out of it created a wonderfully innovative and sympathetic portrait of the lives of ordinary Midlands working people - their labours and loves, their beliefs, their talk. Hugely popular in its own time, Adam Bede is one of the greatest examples of humane and liberal Victorian social concern, a pioneering classic of radical social realism. It is also important for the way it meditates on the need for such fiction and the methods of writing it. As the Introduction declares: 'The distinction of Adam Bede is to tell a story, and also to tell about telling a story. This is a novel about obscure lives, and also about how to be a novel about obscure lives.' This edition reprints the original broadsheet reports of the murder case that was a starting point for the book, and the notes illuminate Eliot's many literary and religious references.
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The Mill on the Floss (Oxford World´s Classics)


'But it's bad - it's bad,' Mr Tulliver added - 'a woman's no business wi' being so clever; it'll turn to trouble, I doubt.' Rebellious and affectionate, Maggie Tulliver is always in trouble. Recalling her own experiences as a girl, George Eliot describes Maggie's turbulent childhood with a sympathetic engagement that makes the early chapters of The Mill on the Floss among the most immediately attractive she ever wrote. As Maggie Tulliver approaches adulthood, her spirited temperament brings her into conflict with her family, her community, and her much-loved brother Tom. Still more painfully, she finds her own nature divided between the claims of moral responsibility and her passionate hunger for self-fulfilment. George Eliot's searching exploration of Maggie's complex dilemma has made this one of the most enduringly popular of her works. This edition offers the definitive Clarendon text with a new introduction that gives an account of the book's place in Eliot's life and the intellectual context of the time, as well as providing close textual analysis.
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The Mill on the Floss+CD


Love and family duty form the central threads of this classic, tragic tale.
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Silas Marner + CD


In a hole under the floorboards Silas Marner the linen-weaver keeps his gold. Every day he works hard at his weaving, and every night he takes the gold out and holds the bright coins lovingly, feeling them and counting them again and again. The villagers are afraid of him and he has no family, no friends. Only the gold is his friend, his delight, his reason for living. But what if a thief should come in the night and take his gold away? What will Silas do then? What could possibly comfort him for the loss of his only friend?
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Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (Oxford World´s Classics)


It came to me first of all, quite suddenly, as a sort of legendary tale, suggested by my recollection of having once, in early childhood, seen a linen-weaver with a bag on his back; but, as my mind dwelt on the subject, I became inclined to a more realistic treatment. Falsely accused, cut off from his past, Silas the weaver is reduced to a spider-like existence, endlessly weaving his web and hoarding his gold. Meanwhile, Godfrey Cass, son of the squire, contracts a secret marriage. While the village celebrates Christmas and New Year, two apparently inexplicable events occur: Silas loses his gold and finds a child on his hearth. The imaginative control George Eliot displays as her narrative gradually reveals causes and connections has rarely been surpassed. Silas Marner (1861) is the shortest and most immediately accessible of Eliot's novels. She takes the materials of legend and fairy tale and provides them with a historically precise setting, drawing on some of the most advanced ideas of her day in order to represent states of mind and belief at the limits of rational perception.This edition, which is based on the carefully corrected text George Eliot prepared a few months after the first edition, is accompanied by an introduction which illuminates the intellectual context of what has often been presented as a nostalgic, sentimental tale.
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