Publish date: April 9th 2002
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
, English Literature
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...
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...
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...
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...
'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...