Adam Bede

London
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Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, whose only delights are her baubles-and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand. Betrayed by their innocence, both Adam and Hetty allow their foolish hearts to trap them in a triangle of seduction, murder, and retribution.
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London
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Published on
Dec 31, 1859
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Pages
551
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English
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Genres
1837-1900
19th century
Aristocracy (Social class)
Audiobooks
Carpenters
Character studies
Derbyshire (England)
Didactic fiction
Domestic fiction
England
English fiction
English literature
Feature films
Fiction
Fiction / Classics
Fiction in English
Films for the hearing impaired
Foreign films
Great Britain
Illegitimate children
Infanticide
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literature
Love stories
Love stories, English
Made-for-TV movies
Midlands (England)
Motion pictures, British
Novela inglesa
Social classes
Social life and customs
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Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Women clergy
Working class
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More famously known by her pen name George Eliot, Mary Anne Evans was a celebrated novelist, journalist, translator, critic and leading writer of the Victorian era. Her novels of provincial life in England were celebrated for their innovative realism and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of George Eliot, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 5)

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* Includes the complete shorter fiction and poetry
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CONTENTS:

The Novels
ADAM BEDE
THE MILL ON THE FLOSS
SILAS MARNER
ROMOLA
FELIX HOLT THE RADICAL
MIDDLEMARCH
DANIEL DERONDA

The Shorter Fiction
SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE
THE LIFTED VEIL
BROTHER JACOB

The Poetry
LIST OF POEMS

The Translations
THE LIFE OF JESUS CRITICALLY EXAMINED by Dr. David Friedrich Strauss
THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY by Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach

The Non-Fiction
THREE MONTHS IN WEIMAR
IMPRESSIONS OF THEOPHRASTUS SUCH
MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS

The Criticism
GEORGE ELIOT: A CRITICAL STUDY OF HER LIFE, WRITINGS AND PHILOSOPHY by George Willis Cooke
THE ETHICS OF GEORGE ELIOT’S WORKS by John Morley
GEORGE ELIOT by Virginia Woolf
LETTER FROM EMILY DICKINSON TO FRANCES AND LOUISE NORCROSS
THE NOVELS OF GEORGE ELIOT by Henry James
DANIEL DERONDA: A CONVERSATION by Henry James
THE POETRY OF GEORGE ELIOT by Henry James
ON GEORGE ELIOT from The Quarterly Review
GEORGE ELIOT, HAWTHORNE, GOETHE, HEINE by William Dean Howells
GEORGE ELIOT by Richard Burton
GEORGE ELIOT by William Ernest Henley
GEORGE ELIOT by Frederic Harrison
“GEORGE ELIOT’S” ANALYSIS OF MOTIVES by Nathan Sheppard
GEORGE ELIOT’S HEROINES from The Spectator

The Biographies
GEORGE ELIOT’S LIFE AS RELATED IN HER LETTERS AND JOURNALS
GEORGE ELIOT by Mathilde Blind
THE LIFE OF GEORGE ELIOT by John Morley
GEORGE ELIOT by Sarah Knowles Bolton
GEORGE ELIOT by Hattie Tyng Griswold

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PRELUDE

Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has not smiled with some gentleness at the thought of the little girl walking forth one morning hand-in-hand with her still smaller brother, to go and seek martyrdom in the country of the Moors? Out they toddled from rugged Avila, wide-eyed and helpless-looking as two fawns, but with human hearts, already beating to a national idea; until domestic reality met them in the shape of uncles, and turned them back from their great resolve. That child-pilgrimage was a fit beginning. Theresa's passionate, ideal nature demanded an epic life: what were many-volumed romances of chivalry and the social conquests of a brilliant girl to her? Her flame quickly burned up that light fuel; and, fed from within, soared after some illimitable satisfaction, some object which would never justify weariness, which would reconcile self-despair with the rapturous consciousness of life beyond self. She found her epos in the reform of a religious order.

That Spanish woman who lived three hundred years ago, was certainly not the last of her kind. Many Theresas have been born who found for themselves no epic life wherein there was a constant unfolding of far-resonant action; perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill-matched with the meanness of opportunity; perhaps a tragic failure which found no sacred poet and sank unwept into oblivion. With dim lights and tangled circumstance they tried to shape their thought and deed in noble agreement; but after all, to common eyes their struggles seemed mere inconsistency and formlessness; for these later-born Theresas were helped by no coherent social faith and order which could perform the function of knowledge for the ardently willing soul. Their ardor alternated between a vague ideal and the common yearning of womanhood; so that the one was disapproved as extravagance, and the other condemned as a lapse.
For more than two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one doubted that he had written his plays. Since then, however, dozens of candidates have been proposed for the authorship of what is generally agreed to be the finest body of work by a writer in the English language. In this remarkable book, Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro explains when and why so many people began to question whether Shakespeare wrote his plays. Among the doubters have been such writers and thinkers as Sigmund Freud, Henry James, Mark Twain, and Helen Keller. It is a fascinating story, replete with forgeries, deception, false claimants, ciphers and codes, conspiracy theories—and a stunning failure to grasp the power of the imagination.

As Contested Will makes clear, much more than proper attribution of Shakespeare’s plays is at stake in this authorship controversy. Underlying the arguments over whether Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon, or the Earl of Oxford wrote Shakespeare’s plays are fundamental questions about literary genius, specifically about the relationship of life and art. Are the plays (and poems) of Shakespeare a sort of hidden autobiography? Do Hamlet, Macbeth, and the other great plays somehow reveal who wrote them?

Shapiro is the first Shakespeare scholar to examine the authorship controversy and its history in this way, explaining what it means, why it matters, and how it has persisted despite abundant evidence that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote the plays attributed to him. This is a brilliant historical investigation that will delight anyone interested in Shakespeare and the literary imagination.
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