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Adam Bede
     

Adam Bede

by George Eliot, David Case
 

ISBN-10: 1400138949

ISBN-13: 9781400138944

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.

Adam and Seth Bede work as carpenters in Hayslope. Seth proposes to Dinah Morris, a gifted Methodist preacher. However, she prefers to devote herself to God's work. Meanwhile, Adam Bede woos Dinah's cousin Hetty Sorrel. But she is distracted by the attentions of Captain Arthur Donnithorne. When Adam finds out about Arthur's intentions toward Hetty, he fights Arthur

Overview

Adam and Seth Bede work as carpenters in Hayslope. Seth proposes to Dinah Morris, a gifted Methodist preacher. However, she prefers to devote herself to God's work. Meanwhile, Adam Bede woos Dinah's cousin Hetty Sorrel. But she is distracted by the attentions of Captain Arthur Donnithorne. When Adam finds out about Arthur's intentions toward Hetty, he fights Arthur and forces him to leave town. Soon after, Adam proposes to Hetty, who accepts, only to discover she is pregnant with Arthur's child. She runs away to find Arthur but discovers that his regiment has been called away. Distraught, Hetty restrains herself from committing suicide and gives birth in a lodging-house. She then runs off with the infant and buries it in the brush, where it dies. After she is convicted for child-murder, Arthur finally hears the news, and Hetty's commuted sentence (transportation) saves her from the gallows. Some months later, after Dinah comforts Adam during his mother's illness, Adam comes to realize that he loves Dinah. Although reluctant at first, Dinah eventually agrees to marry Adam. Adam Bede addresses profound questions of morality, religion, and the role of women in society, while seeking to establish a new aesthetic for fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400138944
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.80(d)

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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