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 - eBooks@Adelaide
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.
by George Eliot - Estes and Lauriat
Intelligent and wonderfully sophisticated book with sharp commentary on many social issues of the time. Wonderfully imperfect characters are caught in the webs of dilemmas. Their behaviours are quite coherent with their subcultures and characters.
by George Eliot - Oxford University Press
A dark fantasy drawing on interest in the physiology of the brain, mesmerism, phrenology, and experiments in revification, it is Eliot's anatomy of her own moral philosophy. The story explores fiction's ability to offer insight into the self.
by George Eliot - Collins Clear-Type Press
A tale of gold, love, and betrayal, featuring a weaver, Marner, who becomes a recluse, focusing his affections only on the golden coins he earns for his work. Fate steals the treasure from him and replaces it with a golden-haired child.