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By George Eliot

Wood worker Adam Bede is in love with the attractive Hetty Sorrel. yet unknown to him he has a rival within the neighborhood squire's son Arthur Donnithorne. Hetty is quickly attracted by way of Arthur's seductive appeal they usually start to meet in mystery. the connection is to have tragic results that stretch a long way past the couple themselves, touching not only Adam Bede yet many others, now not least pious Methodist Preacher Dinah Morris. A story of seduction, betrayal, love and deception the plot of Adam Bede has the standard of an English people tune.

Within the environment of Hayslope, a small, rural neighborhood, Eliot brilliantly creates a feeling of earthy truth, making the panorama itself as important a presence within the novel as that of her characters themselves.

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