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Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

“In old days there were angels who came and took men by the hand and led them away from the city of destruction. We see no white-winged angels now. But yet men are led away from threatening destruction: a hand … Continue reading

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Adam Bede, Book Sixth

Unlike the first five books, where events follow closely on each other (covering less than a year in time), there is a gap of more than eighteen months between book five and the last book of Adam Bede. Adam has … Continue reading

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Adam Bede, Book Fifth

This book begins from Hetty’s point of view. Her journey to Windsor, where she thinks Arthur is, is much longer than she, in her ignorance, thought it might be. She finally arrives with no money left only to find that … Continue reading

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Books I Read in December 2014 & January 2015

• The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Rob Inglis — The only book I completed reading in December (I was also reading Les Misérables and Adam Bede), it is the last book of The Lord of … Continue reading

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Adam Bede, Book Fourth

Adam Bede is a very interesting novel. Each character is well developed. Arthur’s struggles with himself are especially compelling. But on the whole it has been a quiet story, nothing exciting happening. With the fourth book, that changed. The first … Continue reading

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Adam Bede, Book Third

The third book of Adam Bede is the shortest and is all about a birthday party. Arthur’s birthday is July 30 and this year (1799, in case you were wondering) he is coming of age. While Hetty is getting ready … Continue reading

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Adam Bede, Book Second

There are times when a loss would be a gain. Losing the first chapter of the second book of Adam Bede would be such an occasion. This chapter (“In Which the Story Pauses a Little”) talks down to the reader … Continue reading

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