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Adam Bede (Oxford Worlds Classics)
Adam Bede (Oxford Worlds Classics) George Eliot 0199203474 9780199203475 George Eliots first full-length novel, Adam Bede paints a powerful portrait of rural life, seduction, faith, and redemption. First published in 1859, this innovative novel carri
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Adam Bede (Oxford Worlds Classics) by George Eliot

George Eliots first full-length novel, Adam Bede paints a powerful portrait of rural life, seduction, faith, and redemption. First published in 1859, this innovative novel carried its readers back sixty years to a time of impending change for England and the wider world. Eliots penetrating portrayal of the interaction of ordinary people brought a new social realism to the novel, in which humor and tragedy co-exist, and fellow-feeling is the mainstay of human relationships. This is the first edition based on Eliots final revision of the novel in 1861, using the definitive Clarendon text. It includes Eliots journal entry on the real-life origins of the story and broadsheet accounts of Mary Voce, whose execution provided the germ of the novel. Carol Martins superb Introduction sheds light on the novels historical context and some of the main issues it explores: the role of work, class, and relations between the sexes, and Eliots belief that the artists duty is the faithful representing of commonplace things. The book includes comprehensive notes that identify literary and historical allusions.

Author: George Eliot

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2008-06-16

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