In the novel that Alexandre Dumas called "the masterpiece of the century," three unworldly people find themselves trapped by unwise love in the English midlands of the early 1800s.
Adam Bede, a simple carpenter, loves too blindly; Hetty Sorrel, a coquettish beauty, too recklessly; Arthur Donnithorne, a dashing squire, too carelessly. Their innocence, vanity and imprudence lead them into a triangle of seduction, murder and retribution.
"Eliot's growing number of fans will feast on her first full-length novel, which probes the uncommon heroics of commonplace people." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)...Continua