The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton
by George Eliot
Number of pages: 39
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. The story has a particular value as a record of an English country life that is rapidly passing away. Moreover, it is country life seen through the medium of a powerful and right-judging personality.
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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 - 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.
by George Eliot - A. L. Burt
In this story the author recreates her own childhood through the story of the gifted Maggie Tulliver and her spoilt, selfish brother. Though tragic in its outcome, this comic novel combines vivid images of family life with a portrait of the heroine.
by George Eliot - Oakland, Cal., Press
A carpenter is in love with a woman who bears a child by another man. He eventually loses her but finds happiness with a Methodist preacher. Adam Bede was Eliot's first long novel, the combination of rigorous moral judgment and deep human sympathy.