Adam Bede by George Eliot (Free Audio Book)
ADAM BEDE by GEORGE ELIOT – A free audiobook
Narrated by Anita Roy Dobbs
Adam Bede is the first novel that Mary Ann Evans published under her pseudonym George Eliot. Adam Bede was published in 1859 under her pseudonym even though she was already a prolific author and a respected scholar during her time. This novel has since remained in print and is an essential book in universities for English literature students.
The story of Adam Bede centers on the fictional community of Hayslope during 1799. Hayslope is a close-knit rural community wherein the story of a classic love story will revolve in. The novel centers around the love triangle between Hetty Sorrel, a beautiful yet hollow lady, Captain Arthur Donnithorne a squire who seduces her, Adam Bede her lover and Dinah Morris, Hetty’s cousin and a Methodist preacher. Adam Bede is a classic novel that can be said to be one of the bases in the development of this genre. While the characters may seem cliché today, keep in mind that this is one of the originators of these characters. Adam Bede is an essential read for those who study literature and this audiobook edition of this classic is a great way to introduce you to the novel. Anita Roy Dobbs does an impeccable job of narrating this story and her approach to each character gives each that passion that is needed to develop a great audiobook.
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