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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,919 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Eliot Narrator: Hannah Gordon Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Adam Bede (1859), George Eliot's first full-length novel, marked the emergence of an artist to rank with Scott and Dickens. Set in the English Midlands of farmers and village craftsmen at the turn of the 18th century, the book relates a story of seduction issuing in 'the inward suffering which is the worst form of Nemesis'. But it is also a rich and pioneering record - drawing on intimate knowledge and affectionate memory - of a rural world that we have lost. The movement of the narration between social realism and reflection on its own processes, the exploration of motives, and the constant authorial presence all bespeak an art that strives to connect the fictional with the actual.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Clara Walton | 2/20/2014

    " This is George Eliot's first novel. To read it after Middlemarch is to be aware both of how she improved as an author and of how inherently talented she always was. This was not my favorite of her works. The characters were flatter than in her later novels, the plot less complex. However, the narrative style is a force to be reckoned with, and Adam Bede is certainly worth reading just to experience Eliot's experimentation with the form of the novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Thequaminator | 2/18/2014

    " A good story that grabs at your heart. The scene descriptions are wonderfully written although the book gets tediously long at time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cherri | 2/14/2014

    " I actually cheated and watched the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jessica Christensen | 2/10/2014

    " I absolutely loved the main character(s) of this novel and was so uplifted by its message. I wish there were more people in this world with such morality, courage and strength. The final scene is beautiful to me. One of my favorite books of George Eliot. "

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