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5 THE LATER VICTORIANS GEORGE ELIOT'S first novel, Adam Bede, was
published in 1859. 13he has been described as the first modern English novelist.
Put thus baldly, the statement begs too many questions to have much meaning.
upbraiding her characters; in Adam Bede she carries it to quite excessive
proportions. And here she suffers from the defects of her prose style. Fielding and
Thackeray, who had similarly indulged themselves, were writers who could not
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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s THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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