Adam Bede - (Formatted & Optimized for Nook) [NOOK Book]

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Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was ...
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Adam Bede - (Formatted & Optimized for Nook)

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The e-text was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. It is fully indexed and includes multiple ways of navigating from chapter to chapter. Within seconds, you'll be able to read any part of the book that you want! It's been formatted for the Nook to allow you the best reading experience.
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Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar of her time. The novel has remained in print ever since, and is used in university studies of 19th century English literature.

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. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014085359
  • Publisher: Classic Century Works
  • Publication date: 2/4/2012
  • Series: Popular Classics Love Stories Collection , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 535,722
  • File size: 859 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight.
She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years
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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Not the complete ebook

    FYI, this free Google download is only Volume 2 of 2. Even though it looks like you will be getting the full book, this ebook is only the second half, beginning with Chapter 27.

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    Posted February 5, 2013

    Adam bead?

    Adumb bead. A dumb bead. HA.HA.HA.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    To hard yo understand

    Therr was to muvh rambeling and it took way yo long to get yo each point.

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