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George Eliot’s Adam Bede - Consol Classic 1950


Title: Adam Bede
Author: George Eliot
Publisher: William Blackwood
Publication Date: Undated, inscription states 1950
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age. The boards have some wear and discolouration. The title page has been repaired. There is an inscription on the free endpaper. Tanned pages.

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Reader's note

Adam Bede, novel written by George Eliot, published in three volumes in 1859. The title character, a carpenter, is in love with an unmarried woman who bears a child by another man. Although Bede tries to help her, he eventually loses her but finds happiness with someone else. Adam Bede was Eliot's first long novel, this particular edition has been edited in an unusual way as the foreword explains - the modern reader and the classic author have a right to meet, unencumbered by outworn conventions of length and arbitrary form. This book has neither been abridged nor edited, in the ordinary sense of those terms. It has rather been subedited with the aim of preserving all that the author would wish to preserve, set free from the unimportant conventions of her day - read this fabulous edition and discover if you feel the sub-edit has done this book justice. An unusual addition to any home library.