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Adam Bede

George Eliot

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Description:

Adam and Seth Bede work as carpenters in Hayslope. Seth proposes to Dinah Morris, a gifted Methodist preacher. However, she prefers to devote herself to God's work. Meanwhile, Adam Bede woos Dinah's cousin Hetty Sorrel. But she is distracted by the attentions of Captain Arthur Donnithorne. When Adam finds out about Arthur's intentions toward Hetty, he fights Arthur and forces him to leave town. Soon after, Adam proposes to Hetty, who accepts, only to discover she is pregnant with Arthur's child. She runs away to find Arthur but discovers that his regiment has been called away. Distraught, Hetty restrains herself from committing suicide and gives birth in a lodging-house. She then runs off with the infant and buries it in the brush, where it dies. After she is convicted for child-murder, Arthur finally hears the news, and Hetty's commuted sentence (transportation) saves her from the gallows. Some months later, after Dinah comforts Adam during his mother's illness, Adam comes to realize that he loves Dinah. Although reluctant at first, Dinah eventually agrees to marry Adam. Adam Bede addresses profound questions of morality, religion, and the role of women in society, while seeking to establish a new aesthetic for fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Case

Length:

20h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:42


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

20:00


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

49:50


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:03


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

36:08


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

41:02


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

27:13


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

11:51


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

18:20


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

16:56


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

28:03


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

18:49


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

27:02


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

12:34


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

20:47


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

32:36


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

30:45


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

24:33


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

53:59


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

16:11


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

39:14


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

35:49


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

25:41


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

11:13


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

18:20


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

19:23


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

25:58


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

26:38


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

18:02


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

18:38


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

30:14


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

23:48


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

21:18


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

16:10


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

10:37


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

13:40


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

20:47


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

29:47


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

33:14


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

18:05


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

20:06


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

12:07


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

10:18


Part 5, Chapter 43
Part 5, Chapter 43

15:57


Part 5, Chapter 44
Part 5, Chapter 44

17:12


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

26:40


Part 5, Chapter 46
Part 5, Chapter 46

14:48


Part 5, Chapter 47
Part 5, Chapter 47

02:14


Part 5, Chapter 48
Part 5, Chapter 48

21:38


Part 6, Chapter 49
Part 6, Chapter 49

19:42


Part 6, Chapter 50
Part 6, Chapter 50

26:17


Part 6, Chapter 51
Part 6, Chapter 51

27:18


Part 6, Chapter 52
Part 6, Chapter 52

20:51


Part 6, Chapter 53
Part 6, Chapter 53

29:29


Part 6, Chapter 54
Part 6, Chapter 54

12:57


Part 6, Chapter 55
Part 6, Chapter 55

05:49


Part 6, Chapter 56
Part 6, Chapter 56

09:03