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Adam Bede (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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Published in 1859, Adam Bede was Eliot's first novel.  This remarkably accomplished debut established Eliot as a writer of the first rank.  In rural Hayslope, Adam Bede, a local carpenter, falls in love with the beautiful but vain Hetty Sorrell, who is herself in love with a caddish young squire who seduces her and casts her aside.

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Adam Bede (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


Published in 1859, Adam Bede was Eliot's first novel.  This remarkably accomplished debut established Eliot as a writer of the first rank.  In rural Hayslope, Adam Bede, a local carpenter, falls in love with the beautiful but vain Hetty Sorrell, who is herself in love with a caddish young squire who seduces her and casts her aside.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411438712
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 485
  • Sales rank: 368,351
  • File size: 641 KB

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George Eliot (1819-1880), born Mary Ann Evans, was a pioneering woman novelist in the Victorian era. She wrote under a male pen name in order to be taken seriously as an author and maintain a private life. Known for her penetrating psychological insights, her first success was Adam Bede; her classic Middlemarch.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

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    Victorian era novels are my new favorite!

    I just read this book for a class - "Study in the Victorian Novel" and I really enjoyed it. I put it down once or twice after reading twenty pages or so, thinking I didn't really want to read it. However, after I got through the first two-hundred pages I couldn't put it down. I love the women characters - Hetty and Dinah. As a matter of fact I'm not sure why this book was titled "Adam Bede". It's definitely worth the effort.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2009

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    Not George Eliot's best...

    I found this book to be a far cry from George Eliot's better novels like Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss and Daniel Deronda. This book contains none of the interesting, complex characters that grace her other works. The characters in this work come off as flat, simplistic and just plain dull. There's the flawless, goodie-goodie Methodist preacher girl, the vulnerable, thoughtless slut, and of course the always-right Adam Bede, who is the most boring character of all. The plot moves very slowly and it is fairly predictable. It didn't strike me as very original either, it reminded me of the lesser aclaimed works of Trollope and Elizabeth Gaskell. Any action in the novel came off as predictable and melodramatic. I would suggest picking up one of her better novels, like The Mill on the Floss or Middlemarch.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    Don't bother

    This is only volume 2. Unless you somehow accidentally downloaded only volume one last time, it isn't what you are looking for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    Nice Book...........

    Nice Book...........

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

    Fantastic book

    Fantastic book

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