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Adam Bede / Edition 2
     

Adam Bede / Edition 2

by Carol a. Martin, George Eliot
 

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ISBN-10: 0199203474

ISBN-13: 9780199203475

Pub. Date: 06/16/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The English Midlands at the turn of the eighteenth century is the setting for George Eliot's moving novel of three unworldly people trapped by unwise love. Adam Bede, a simple carpenter, loves too blindly; Hetty Sorrel, a coquettish beauty, loves too recklessly; and Arthur Donnithorne, a dashing squire, loves too carelessly. Betrayed by their innocence, vanity, and

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The English Midlands at the turn of the eighteenth century is the setting for George Eliot's moving novel of three unworldly people trapped by unwise love. Adam Bede, a simple carpenter, loves too blindly; Hetty Sorrel, a coquettish beauty, loves too recklessly; and Arthur Donnithorne, a dashing squire, loves too carelessly. Betrayed by their innocence, vanity, and imprudence, their foolish hearts lead them to a tragic triangle of seduction, murder, and retribution. With emotional sincerity and intellectual integrity, George Eliot probes deeply into the psychology of commonplace people caught in the act of uncommon heroics. Alexandre Dumas called this novel "the masterpiece of the century."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199203475
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/16/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
928,114
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Book I
Chap. IThe Workshop17
Chap. IIThe Preaching25
Chap. IIIAfter the Preaching43
Chap. IVHome and Its Sorrows48
Chap. VThe Rector62
Chap. VIThe Hall Farm78
Chap. VIIThe Dairy89
Chap. VIIIA Vocation94
Chap. IXHetty's World101
Chap. XDinah Visits Lisbeth108
Chap. XIIn the Cottage118
Chap. XIIIn the Wood126
Chap. XIIIEvening in the Wood136
Chap. XIVThe Return Home141
Chap. XVThe Two Bed-Chambers149
Chap. XVILinks161
Book II
Chap. XVIIIn Which the Story Pauses a Little174
Chap. XVIIIChurch183
Chap. XIXAdam on a Working Day203
Chap. XXAdam Visits the Hall Farm209
Chapt. XXIThe Night-School and the Schoolmaster226
Book III
Chap. XXIIGoing to the Birthday Feast241
Chap. XXIIIDinner-Time251
Chap. XXIVThe Health-Drinking255
Chap. XXVThe Games262
Chap. XXVIThe Dance270
Book IV
Chap. XXVIIA Crisis281
Chap. XXVIIIA Dilemma291
Chap. XXIXThe Next Morning298
Chap. XXXThe Delivery of the Letter305
Chap. XXXIIn Hetty's Bed-Chamber317
Chap. XXXIIMrs. Poyser "Has Her Say Out"326
Chap. XXXIIIMore Links335
Chap. XXXIVThe Betrothal341
Chap. XXXVThe Hidden Dread345
Book V
Chap. XXXVIThe Journey in Hope352
Chap. XXXVIIThe Journey in Despair360
Chap. XXXVIIIThe Quest372
Chap. XXXIXThe Tidings385
Chap. XLThe Bitter Waters Spread391
Chap. XLIThe Eve of the Trial399
Chap. XLIIThe Morning of the Trial404
Chap. XLIIIThe Verdict408
Chap. XLIVArthur's Return415
Chap. XLVIn the Prison422
Chap. XLVIThe Hours of Suspense431
Chap. XLVIIThe Last Moment437
Chap. XLVIIIAnother Meeting in the Wood438
Book VI
Chap. XLIXAt the Hall Farm447
Chap. LIn the Cottage456
Chap. LISunday Morning466
Chap. LIIAdam and Dinah477
Chap. LIIIThe Harvest Supper485
Chap. LIVThe Meeting on the Hill497
Chap. LVMarriage Bells501
Epilogue504
Selected Bibliography508
A Note on the Text510

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