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Title   Adam Bede 

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Author   ELIOT George  ISBN   9780199203475  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Oxford World Classics  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Classics  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2008 
Subject   Classic fiction (pre c 1945) 
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Synopsis 'Our deeds carry their terrible consequences...consequences that are hardly ever confined to ourselves.'

Pretty Hetty Sorrel is loved by the village carpenter Adam Bede, but her head is turned by the attentions of the fickle young squire, Arthur Donnithorne. His dalliance with the dairymaid has unforeseen consequences that affect the lives of many in their small rural community.

First published in 1859, Adam Bede carried its readers back sixty years to the lush countryside of Eliot's native Warwickshire, and a time of impending change for England and the wider world. Eliot's powerful portrayal of the interaction of ordinary people brought a new social realism to the novel, in which humour and tragedy co-exist, and fellow-feeling is the mainstay of human relationships. Faith, in the figure of Methodist preacher Dinah Morris, offers redemption to all who are willing to embrace it. This new edition is based on the definitive Clarendon edition and Eliot's corrected text of 1861.

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