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Adam Bede - Hugh Osborne, George Eliot
Adam Bede
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375759017 (0375759018)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
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Burfobookalicious rated it
5.0 Peasants are the real heroes...
That's the thing with free 'purchases' on the Kindle isn't it, one wonders 'why'? Is the offering so value-less? Even with the pedigree of George Eliot there is a temptation to look such a gift horse tentatively in the mouth. But, I needn't have worried. Published in 1858, "Adam Bede" was the auth...
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What I am reading rated it
1.0 I made it through Adam Bede, Somehow I made it through!
Aaarggh, that was a tough one! I really start to hate my university for making me read books like Adam Bede. This was about 30 pages of plot and 570 pages of absolute boredom! Adam Bede is basically a very detailed description of 19th century life in a very, very, very small English town. And when...
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Flicker Reads rated it
George Eliot's Adam Bede hinges on that most uninspiring 19th-century topic: the fallen woman. I've been running into these novels here and there with David Copperfield and Anna Karenina. The theme never does much to move us as modern readers, tending instead to showcase itself as an interesting mus...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 Adam Bede
Read in an e-version on Kindle. I had forgotten how much George Eliot is a moral essayist. Strangely, I didn't find this terribly disturbing, possibly because her frequent ruminations were both appropriate to the situation in the plot, and often quite perceptive. What I found most disturbing was the...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 Adam Bede (Oxford World's Classics)
'Adam Bede' was wonderful. It was lush and evocative of the late 18th century and intensely psychological in a way I wasn't expecting at all. In 19th century literature it is so easy to lose sight of how most people lived, spending so much time with the gentry and high-stakes players of the era, wit...
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