Adam Bede (Penguin Classics)

Adam Bede (Penguin Classics)


wood worker Adam Bede is in love with the attractive Hetty Sorrel, yet unknown to him, he has a rival, within the neighborhood squire’s son Arthur Donnithorne. Hetty is quickly attracted via Arthur’s seductive allure and so they start to meet in mystery. the connection is to have tragic effects that extend a long way past the couple themselves, touching not only Adam Bede, yet many others, no longer least, pious Methodist Preacher Dinah Morris. A story of seduction, betrayal, love and deception, the plot of Adam Bede has the standard of an English folks tune. in the atmosphere of Hayslope, a small, rural neighborhood, Eliot brilliantly creates a feeling of earthy truth, making the panorama itself as very important a presence within the novel as that of her characters themselves.

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