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GEORGE ELIOT'S first novel, Adam Bede, was published in 1859. She has been
described as the first modern English novelist. Put thus baldly, the statement
begs too many questions to have much meaning. Yet it is true that her work
marks a ...
This is evident from the first in Adam Bede, which is, among other things, a novel
about a whole village and a whole social structure : we are made free of the
squire's hall, the rectory, the tenant farmer's farmhouse, the carpenter's cottage,
all of ...
And perhaps part of Adam Bede's failure comes from a false application of the
same convention. Adam too is made habitually to express himself in the terms of
his craft ; but it is not Adam's place to be a representative carpenter, and in his ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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