Adam Bede is a historical novel written by the writer under the pseudonym George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) and originally published in 1859. It is the writer's first novel and it is one of the most important works of 19th century English literature.
Adam Bede is a young man, a carpenter by profession, who falls in love with Hetty Sorrel. However this woman is being seduced by Arthur Donnithorne, a wealthy landowner.
Set in the 18th century English countryside, Adam's morals will be put to the test after tragic events that will test his beliefs in a story about love and betrayal.
"With a single drop of ink for a mirror, the Egyptian sorcerer undertakes to reveal to any chance comer far-reaching visions of the past. This is what I undertake to do for you, reader. With this drop of ink at the end of my pen, I will show you the roomy workshop of Mr. Jonathan Burge, carpenter and builder, in the village of Hayslope, as it appeared on the eighteenth of June, in the year of our Lord 1799..."
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Perhaps, too, he is angry with us; else why does the blight come, and the bad harvests, and the fever, and all sorts of pain and trouble?
- Dinah Morris
Doubtless a great anguish may do the work of years, and we may come out from that baptism of fire with a soul full of new awe and new pity.
If you've got a man's heart and soul in you, you can't be easy a making your own bed an' leaving the rest to lie on the stones.
- Adam Bede
There is one order of beauty which seems made to turn heads. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle.