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Adam Bede
By Carol A. Martin (editor) and George Eliot
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date June 16, 2008
Pages 541
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199203475
ISBN-10 0199203474
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $13.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: George Eliot's first full-length novel, Adam Bede paints a powerful portrait of rural life, seduction, faith, and redemption. First published in 1859, this innovative novel carried its readers back sixty years to a time of impending change for England and the wider world. Eliot's penetrating portrayal of the interaction of ordinary people brought a new social realism to the novel, in which humor and tragedy co-exist, and fellow-feeling is the mainstay of human relationships. This is the first edition based on Eliot's final revision of the novel in 1861, using the definitive Clarendon text. It includes Eliot's journal entry on the real-life origins of the story and broadsheet accounts of Mary Voce, whose execution provided the germ of the novel. Carol Martin's superb Introduction sheds light on the novel's historical context and some of the main issues it explores: the role of work, class, and relations between the sexes, and Eliot's belief that the artist's duty is "the faithful representing of commonplace things." The book includes comprehensive notes that identify literary and historical allusions.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Editions
Hardcover
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With George Eliot | from Clarendon Pr (May 24, 2001)
9780198125952 | details & prices | 526 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 2.00 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $335.00
About: The Clarendon edition of Adam Bede (1859) is the first critical edition of the work that established George Eliot's reputation.
Paperback
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With George Eliot | from Oxford Univ Pr (June 16, 2008)
9780199203475 | details & prices | 541 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $13.95
About: George Eliot's first full-length novel, Adam Bede paints a powerful portrait of rural life, seduction, faith, and redemption.

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