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Published by The Folio Society, London, 1999. The book is in excellent condition with its original brown cloth including a gilt design, as well as gilt titles to spine. The book sits in its green slipcase which has some minor surface marks, but no other damage. Introduced by Jane Gardam and includes engravings by Peter Reddick. 


Adam Bede was was the first novel by Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot), and was published in 1859. It follows four characters' rural lives in the fictional community of Hayslope - a rural, pastoral, and close-knit community in 1799.


The novel revolves around a love "rectangle" among the beautiful but self-absorbed Hetty Sorrel; Captain Arthur Donnithorne, the young squire who seduces her; Adam Bede, her unacknowledged suitor; and Dinah Morris, Hetty's cousin, a fervent, virtuous and beautiful Methodist lay preacher.

Adam Bede by George Eliot

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