Adam Bede, George Eliot’s first full-length novel, is a timeless story of seduction and betrayal. Brimming with lyrical prose and unrivalled in its insight into human nature, it unsurprisingly won the admiration of Charles Dickens, who claimed it marked an epoch in his life, and Alexandre Dumas, who named it the ‘masterpiece of the century’. Georgina Sutton’s tender reading uplifts the listener through its sympathetic insights.
We are also releasing the fifth novel in Trollope’s Chronicles of Barsetshire: The Small House at Allington, read by David Shaw-Parker. Enshrined as a literary classic, the novel takes us on a delightful visit to rural England, where we follow the lives of the two Dale girls, Lily and Bell, who find themselves pursued by a number of admirers – who will they choose?