At a glance:
- Author: George Eliot
- First Published: 1859
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Domestic realism
- Time of Work: 1799
- Setting: England
- Genres: Long fiction, Domestic realism, Novel
- Subjects: Love or romance, Murder or homicide, Nineteenth century, Social issues, Rural or country life, Obsession, Pregnancy, Ministry or ministers, England or English people, Eighteenth century, Illegitimacy, Ethics, Carpentry or carpenters, Preaching, Fate or fatalism, Romanticism
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Adam Bede, an intelligent young carpenter respected by everyone in the village of Hayslope. He is honored when Arthur Donnithorne, the young heir to Donnithorne Chase, has him put in charge of managing the woods on the estate. Three weeks later, however, he sees Arthur kissing Hetty Sorrel, the young woman Adam loves. Knowing that Arthur will never marry Hetty, Adam becomes angry and fights with Arthur. Arthur leaves to join his regiment, and Hetty, deserted and pregnant, promises to marry Adam. When Hetty runs off, Adam is in despair. He...
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