By George Eliot,F.R. Leavis,Regina Barrecca

ISBN-10: 1530931096

ISBN-13: 9781530931095

Hailed for its sympathetic and actual rendering of nineteenth-century English pastoral lifestyles, Adam Bede used to be George Eliot’s first full-length novel and a bestseller from the instant of e-book. Eliot herself referred to as it “a state story—full of the breath of cows and odor of hay.” Adam Bede is an earnest and virtuous chippie who's betrayed through his love, Hetty Sorrel, a fine looking but silly dairymaid who's seduced by means of a slipshod younger villager. The sour, tragic effects of her activities shake the very foundations in their serene rural community.

While Adam Bede represents a undying tale of seduction and betrayal, it's also a deeper, impassioned meditation at the irrevocable effects of human activities and on ethical development and redemption via suffering.

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