Adam Bede

George ELIOT (1819 - 1880)

Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar of her time. The novel has remained in print ever since, and is used in university studies of 19th century English literature. The story's plot 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 triangle between beautiful but thoughtless Hetty Sorrel, Captain Arthur Donnithorne, the young squire who seduces her, Adam Bede, her unacknowledged lover, and Dinah Morris, Hetty's cousin, a fervent Methodist lay preacher. (Summary Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Book 1, Chapter 1:The Workshop Anita Roy Dobbs
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Play 02 Book 1, Chapter 2: The Preaching Missie
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Play 03 Book 1, Chapter 3: After the Preaching Lucy Burgoyne
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Play 04 Book 1, Chapter 4: Home and Its Sorrows Missie
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Play 05 Book 1, Chapter 5: The Rector iremonger
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Play 06 Book 1, Chapter 6: The Hall Farm amycsj
00:31:08
Play 07 Book 1, Chapter 7: The Dairy Lucy Burgoyne
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Play 08 Book 1, Chapter 8: A Vocation Robin Cotter
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Play 09 Book 1, Chapter 9: Hetty's World Carmina Sansone
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Play 10 Book 1, Chapter 10: Dinah Visits Lisbeth Lucy Burgoyne
00:36:48
Play 11 Book 1, Chapter 11: In the Cottage Lucy Burgoyne
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Play 12 Book 1, Chapter 12: In the Wood Missie
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Play 13 Book 1, Chapter 13: Evening in the Wood Carmina Sansone
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Play 14 Book 1, Chapter 14: The Return Home Missie
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Play 15 Book 1, Chapter 15: The Two Bed-Chambers Carmina Sansone
00:29:00
Play 16 Book 1, Chapter 16: Links Carmina Sansone
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Play 17 Book 2, Chapter 17: In Which the Story Pauses a Little Carmina Sansone
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Play 18 Book 2, Chapter 18: Church Missie
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Play 19 Book 2, Chapter 19: Adam on a Working Day Missie
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Play 20 Book 2, Chapter 20: Adam Visits the Hall Farm Missie
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Play 21 Book 2, Chapter 21: The Night-School and the Schoolmaster Simon Evers
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Play 22 Book 3, Chapter 22: Going to the Birthday Feast Tony Ashworth
00:24:56
Play 23 Book 3, Chapter 23: Dinner-Time Angela Kelley
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Play 24 Book 3, Chapter 24: The Health-Drinking Angela Kelley
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Play 25 Book 3, Chapter 25: The Games Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
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Play 26 Book 3, Chapter 26: The Dance Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
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Play 27 Book 4, Chapter 27: A crisis Carmina Sansone
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Play 28 Book 4, Chapter 28: A Dilemma Carmina Sansone
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Play 29 Book 4, Chapter 29: The Next Morning Annise
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Play 30 Book 4, Chapter 30: The Delivery of the Letter (Chapter XXX!) Lorie Heinrichs
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Play 31 Book 4, Chapter 31: In Hetty's Bed-Chamber Lorie Heinrichs
00:20:05
Play 32 Book 4, Chapter 32: Mrs. Poyser "Has Her Say Out" Catherine Millward
00:23:05
Play 33 Book 4, Chapter 33: More Links Belinda Brown
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Play 34 Book 4, Chapter 34: The Betrothal Carmina Sansone
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Play 35 Book 4, Chapter 35: The Hidden Dread Carmina Sansone
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Play 36 Book 5, Chapter 36: The Journey of Hope Tony Ashworth
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Play 37 Book 5, Chapter 37: The Journey in Despair Jack Farrell
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Play 38 Book 5, Chapter 38: The Quest Jack Farrell
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Play 39 Book 5, Chapter 39: The Tidings Tony Ashworth
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Play 40 Book 5, Chapter 40: The Bitter Waters Spread Tony Ashworth
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Play 41 Book 5, Chapter 41: The Eve of the Trial Catherine Millward
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Play 42 Book 5, Chapter 42: The Morning of the Trial Tony Ashworth
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Play 43 Book 5, Chapter 43: The Verdict Belinda Brown
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Play 44 Book 5, Chapter 44: Arthur's Return Belinda Brown
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Play 45 Book 5, Chapter 45: In the Prison Catherine Millward
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Play 46 Book 5, Chapter 46: The Hours of Suspense Catherine Millward
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Play 47 Book 5, Chapter 47: The Last Moment Catherine Millward
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Play 48 Book 5, Chapter 48: Another Meeting in the Wood Catherine Millward
00:23:50
Play 49 Book 6, Chapter 49: At the Hall Farm Lucy Burgoyne
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Play 50 Book 6, Chapter 50: In the Cottage Janna
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Play 51 Book 6, Chapter 51: Sunday Morning Janna
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Play 52 Book 6, Chapter 52: Adam and Dinah Shirley Ellen
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Play 53 Book 6, Chapter 53: The Harvest Supper Shirley Ellen
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Play 54 Book 6, Chapter 54: The Meeting on the Hill Belinda Brown
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Play 55 Book 6, Chapter 55: Marriage Bells Belinda Brown
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Play 56 Epilogue Aaron Elliott
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