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Adam Bede

Length: 711 pages12 hours


Originally published in 1859, "Adam Bede" is the first novel by George Eliot. The story concerns a love triangle that develops between Adam Bede, a young carpenter, who is competing for the affection of the beautiful young Hetty Sorrel with Captain Arthur Donnithorne, a young squire. When Hetty discovers herself to be pregnant, a series of bad decisions results in tragic conse quences. A classic of 19th century literature, "Adam Bede" is a popular choice for English literature courses of that era.

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