George Eliot's first full-length novel is the moving, realistic portrait of three people troubled by unwise love.
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, delights only in 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. Only in the lovely Dinah Morris, a preacher, does Adam find his redemption.
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Ruined by Narrator
Adam Bede is incomparable to any book. It is a masterpiece as are all Eliot's works.
The whole presentation was flawed by the tenor of her voice and the irritating character studies.
The story would have been,; I have read the book and loved it. The narrator made the listening tedious. I would never buy a book narrated by her.
I hoped to buy Felix Holt by George Eliot but refrained from doing so because of narrator, Nadia May
- F. Wynn
Fall in Love with Adam Bede
I loved the narration, which made all the characters wonderfully sympathetic. I liked the exposition of spiritual dialogue, and that the story did NOT leave me feeling dissatisfied, the way Hardy's similar novel: Jude the Obscure does.
The annoying mother Lisbeth, yet a very sweet scene of her enjoying the company of her son, stroking his hair and such.
Wonderful accent and tone which brought the characters into my field of likeability.