Publisher description for Adam Bede / George Eliot ; with a foreword by F.R. Leavis ; and a new afterword by Regina Barreca.


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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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Illegitimate children -- Fiction.
Women clergy -- Fiction.
Infanticide -- Fiction.
Carpenters -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.