by George Eliot
Publisher: Oakland, Cal., Press 1901
Number of pages: 104
Novel written by George Eliot, published in three volumes in 1859. The title character, a carpenter, is in love with a woman who bears a child by another man. Although Bede tries to help her, he eventually loses her but finds happiness with Dinah Morris, a Methodist preacher. Adam Bede was Eliot's first long novel. Its masterly realism--evident, for example, in the recording of Derbyshire dialect--brought to English fiction the same truthful observation of minute detail that John Ruskin was commending in the Pre-Raphaelites. But what was new in this work of English fiction was the combination of deep human sympathy and rigorous moral judgment.
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by George Eliot - Oxford University Press
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by George Eliot
George Eliot's first attempt at fiction, and one that fixed her career. It has qualities of humour and tenderness that have not often been equalled. It has a particular value as a record of an English country life that is rapidly passing away.
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by George Eliot - Belford, Clarke
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