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Adam BedeAdam Bede, A 19th Century English Novel, Was Written By George Eliot The Pen Name Of Mary Ann Evans The Story Revolves Around Four People Hetty And Arthur Love Each Other Secretly, But Hetty Is Engaged To Adam Who Is A Carpenter Dinah, A Methodist Preacher And Also Hetty S Cousin, Loves Adam But Is Reluctant To Admit Her Temptation The Story Takes An Interesting Turn When Hetty Goes Missing Just Before Her Wedding To Adam Then Comes The News That Hetty Is Alive But Is Being Tried For The Murder Of A Child Her Own Child Adam Is Sure Of Her Innocence But Is She

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    Reader, I ask you, what can be better than a long book full of good sentences That was a rhetorical question, of course I think there is nothing better than good sentences following one on another, and this book is full of them But Adam Bede also offers that extra ingredient readers generally can t resist intrigue.The intrigue is centered on the curious nature of the rules of attraction, which is no surprise of course as variations on the classic love triangle often feature in George Eliot s books However in Adam Bede, the rules of attraction seem to stretch well beyond the usual three sided figure Instead we have a far complicated situation SB loves DM who loves AB who loves HS who loves AD Five isolated points There seems to be no way to bring them together, no way to build them into a useful shape, such as a house, for example And yet Adam Bede, who is at the centre of the problematic, is a carpenter who is very good at calculating distances and angles and the correct weight of roof timbers Come on, Adam, we say encouragingly, build that house Make it happen.Meanwhile, our mental business is carried on much in the same way as the business of the...


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    So This is an old story and terribly familiar view spoiler Tess of the d urbervilles is a variant of the same story hide spoiler


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    The fact that George Eliot called this novel Adam Bede and not Hetty Sorrel proves that there is no justice in this world.The novel itself, Eliot s first, is a fairly quaint pastoral romance Everyone s in love with the wrong person You get the picture The plot doesn t really wear the novel s weight well It just about breaches 600 pages and there is absolutely no need no need.It s a pity that Adam Bede is such a meh tale, considering that for the novel Eliot invented a character as complex and as loveable and as utterly tragic as Hetty Sorrel I adored Hetty, and judging by most of the other reviews on here, everyone else did as well Her story is just so completely harrowing, which is impressive, as most characters from Victorian literature really just go through it.I have to admit that at points I real...


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    Adam Bede 1859 was George Eliot s first novel, preceded only by her short fiction collection, Scenes of Clerical Life The novel was recognized as a masterpiece from the start The Times review stated that the author takes rank among the masters of the craft and describes him as possessing genius of the highest order Elizabeth Gaskell, with North and South already behind her, mournfully noted in a letter that I have a feeling that it is not worth while trying to write when there are such books as Adam Bede When I read Adam Bede for the first time, I was just coming out of a life trauma though nothing quite as bad as the horrible event around which the plot turns, fortunately The novel blew me away with the accuracy of its insights into shock and suffering and their psychological effects It was an immensely therapeutic read.It was interesting to revisit this novel at a calmer and objective moment, with of a literary critical eye I loved it just as much as I did the first time round, though for rather different reasons I read it almost back to back with Eliot s later Felix Holt The Radical, and it was fun to line the two up against one another There are several similarities The male protagonist of both is an intelligent, partly self educated, working class man although Felix Holt has chosen the career of a craftsman, rather than having it visited on him by birth and both are ...


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    I believe this may be the most beautiful book I have ever read I felt both uplifted and emotionally drained when I finished The tragedy and the great beauty of George Eliot s writing I didn t read this edition, mine was much older, but the introduction of my edition quoted Charles Dickens as saying that reading Adam Bede was an epoch in his life, and Alexandre Dumas called it the masterpiece of the century I m happy to agree with them Most people say that Middlemarch is George Eliot s masterpiece That was tragic and beautiful as well, but I was so much drawn into the characters of Adam Bede I loved them all even Hetty because even though they may have made bad choices, we were allowed to see things from their perspective and gain an understanding of why they did what they did I love that about George Eliot Dickens characters sometimes seem almost like caricatures because they are either so good or so evil I appreciate the humanity of Eliot In fact, I understood Arthur Donnithorne all too well He so wants to be a good person and have people t...


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    Because I was rereading David Copperfield during some of the time I was reading this, I couldn t help but compare the characters and situations of one book to the other for example, the extremes between the adorable Dora Hetty and the angelic Agnes Dinah And though I know Eliot had reservations about Dickens works, I see how she extends into realism a character like David Copperfield s Emily Also interesting to me is that an arguably sensational theme of Adam Bede is an important theme of the Norwegian Knut Hamsun s Growth of the Soil, another book I was reading concurrently.If I d read this as a young teenager, my sympathies would ve been with a minor character, the younger brother Seth As it is, I still have some of those residual feelings toward him, helped by my agreeing with his comment on the last page, which is opposed to the traditional view of his brother, the eponymous hero The latter has left me wit...


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    Adam Bede is a story about love, self deception, religious feeling, innocence, and experience It would not be an unfit introduction to Eliot, though Middlemarch is by far her superior novel I am awed by Eliot s psychological insight into human personality Her characters are some of the most vivid in all of literary history, and her ability to penetrate to the very heart of human motivation is unrivaled She presents her story with wit and subtle sarcasm Take, for instance, this tongue in cheek comment Of course, I know that, as a rule, sensible men fall in love with the most sensible women of their acquaintance, see through all the pretty deceits of coquettish beauty, never imagine themselves loved when they are not loved, cease loving on all proper occasions, and marry the woman most fitted for them in every respect But even to this rule an exception will occur now...


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    George Eliot s masterpiece is Middlemarch, but Adam Bede has always been my favorite Eliot novel I m not sure why this is It might be because Bede was the first Eliot book I read I doubt this, however, because the first Austen book I read was Pride and Prejudice, but my favorite Austen book is Persuasion I understand why Middlemarch is a masterpiece, yet I find myself agreeing with Dumas pere in considering Bede to be the masterpiece of the century.I first read Bede after watching the first part of a Masterpiece Theatre remember when Cooke hosted it showing of the story I only saw the first part and it ended with the fight between Adam and Arthur, where Adam knocks Arthur done and thinks he has killed the squire to be I had to know what happened next so I went out and brought the book.Since then I have read Bede far than I have read Middlemarch, though I have never tracked down and brought the Masterpiece version of the story There is a beauty and simplicity about Bede and yet it is a complex and deep story It almost seems like a paradox, but it is not.I find myself wondering how this book was received in general when it was first published Like Scott s Heart of the Midlothian, this work concerns a woman, a young girl, who embarks on an ill advised affair and finds herself pregnant And yet,...


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    Possibly 3.5.I found the premise and some aspects of the book fascinating, and the second half very gripping but as I often find with George Eliot, I found it interesting than enjoyable, and the pacing, especially at the ending, wasn t quite right...


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    It would be a poor result of all our anguish and our wrestling if we won nothing but our old selves at the end of it if we could return to the same blind loves, the same self confident blame, the same light thoughts of human suffering, the same frivolous gossip over blighted human lives, the same feeble sense of that Unknown towards which we have sent forth irrepressible cries in our loneliness. Adam Bede, George Eliot s first novel and second published work, is just as brilliant a novel as the revered Middlemarch, even if it s a little less polished This is really the story of Hetty Sorrel, even if she s neglected once her arc meets its cinematic conclusion Frankly, Adam is the most boring character of the lot Hetty, Dinah Morris, Seth Bede, the Poysers, Arthur Donnithorne all are infinitely nuanced and intriguing than the stick in the mud Adam Hetty is what we would call, in 2015, vapid a simple country girl who dreams of fine things, leisure, and a rich man However, if that s all you take from Hetty s story, you re sorely missing out Eliot masterfully builds and builds and builds until all of the blocks come tumbling down, and the town of Hayslope is left to pick up the pieces The first half is rather short on plot, but I would not have been half as invested in the fallout had I not the fruit of Eliot s laborious rendering of time and place.At first...

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