Adam Bede by George Eliot

By George Eliot

George Eliot's debut novel tells a narrative of affection in rural eighteenth-century England
Adam Bede is an upstanding, hardworking, clever younger guy, the type of one who is aware what he wants—and what he desires is the exceedingly shallow Hetty Sorrel. even though Hetty is a milkmaid, she harbors goals of turning into a dignified member of the higher category. for that reason, she has set her points of interest on Captain Arthur Donnithorne, a squire and inheritor to a lot of the town's wealth. in the meantime, Dinah Morris, Hetty's compassionate cousin, harbors irrepressible romantic emotions for Adam.

This love rectangle kinds the nature foundation for one of many maximum English novels of all time. Upon its free up in 1859, Adam Bede was once instantly lauded as a seminal paintings for its depiction of English nation lifestyles on the flip of the 19th century, garnering the compliment of Charles Dickens. Eliot's deft blending of the fictitious with the true has made Adam Bede a undying classic.

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Hubbard on Hor. C. 1, 7, 32. 15 Cf. P. Desideri, Studi di storiografia eracleota, SCO 16 (1967) 366 – 416; Thynias was colonised from Heraclea and thus attracted the attention of Herodorus, Nymphis and others. 16 Sw. kk± jah¹ oR )qcomaOtai eqhqou eQr aqtµm jat]pkeusam ; for discussion cf. Wilamowitz, Der Glaube der Hellenen I3 (Berlin 1959) 22; Blumberg (n. 6 above) 43. 17 On the identification of Apollo and the sun in Greek poetry and thought cf. J. S. Rusten, Dionysius Scytobrachion (Papyrologica Coloniensia 10, 1982) 33 n.

20 Jacoby, FGrHist Ia p. 517, suggested that Dionysius invented the oath in his version. Rusten (n. 17 above) 85 – 92, makes Dionysius roughly contemporary with Apollonius and (p. 95) finds it impossible to decide priority in the two main incidents shared by the two writers, the halt at Samothrace and the epiphany of Glaucus. 21 Contrast, e. , Fränkel, Noten (n. 6 above) 229. 22 1, 759 – 762 ( Jason’s cloak) alludes to an etymology of )p|kkym from pokk|r (cf. Pl. Crat. 404 c-e; Call. Ap. 2, 69 – 70).

The same emotionally immature and helpless Medea is the competent, unfrightened servant of Hecate, the cool instructress of Jason in taming the bulls, the calm soother of the dragon… the behaviour of Medea later in the * 1 2 Classical Quarterly 37 (1987) 129 – 39 Earlier versions of this paper were read to seminars in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Sydney and Zurich; I am grateful to those audiences for much advice and criticism. I am also indebted to Dr D. C. Feeney who kindly commented upon the penultimate draft.

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