Trade paperback, 655 pagesAcquired December 2013
Published 2008 (originally 1859)
Previously read May and November 2009
Reread April 2014
by George Eliot
If I learned anything this semester, it's don't assign 600-page Victorian novels in the last four weeks of the semester:
- "Liked all books but Adam Bede"
- "[...] it's difficult to pay attention to something so long near the end of the semester."
- "replace Bede"
- "I think you should teach Adam Bede, Arthur & George and Frankenstein (which I had already read in high school but didn't get that much out of at the time) again definitely"
- "Adam bede was a great read!"
- "I had a little trouble understanding how Adam Bede fit into the themes of the course so maybe that could be dropped [...]"
- "Adam Bede should definitely be taught again because I think it was a good example of realism."
- "In my very biased opinion 'Between The Acts' was somewhat painful due to its lack of plot, as was 'Adam Bede' due to its very slow advancement + painful dialect in some parts."
- "I personally disliked Adam Bede, though I definitely see its importance within the course."