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5 THE LATER VICTORIANS 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.
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 ...
The nucleus of Adam Bede, the action of which begins in 1799, was an anecdote
told to the author by her Methodist aunt of a visit she had paid to an ignorant girl
condemned to death for murdering her child. The Mill on the Floss had no such ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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