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Adam Bede (version 2)

Gelesen von Tom Denholm

(4,717 Sterne; 30 Bewertungen)

George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans – an ironic ‘deception’ given that Adam Bede, her first novel, is written unashamedly from a feminist standpoint. The story centres on a pastoral love triangle. Two young men, carpenter Adam Bede and squire Captain Arthur Donnithorne, are both in love with the mercurial Hetty Sorrel. There’s a further love interest between Adam and beautiful lay preacher Dinah Morris. The setting is a country village in the north of England in the last years of the eighteenth century. The author paints a wonderful landscape of contemporary life as it really was, and excels in the portraits of her characters. Each is flawed, each has their own passions, each is unique, and through this great novel, Eliot put her stamp on literature and on the way we view the vagaries of character, helping us to see people as they really are. This is one of the greatest novels in the English language. First published in 1859, Adam Bede has never been out of print since, which speaks volumes about its timeless quality. - Summary by Tom Denholm (25 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Book 1, Chapter 1, The Workshop

23:52

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Chapter 2, The Preaching, Part i

30:42

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Chapter 2, The Preaching, Part ii

28:35

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Chapter 3, After the Preaching

18:44

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Chapter 4, Home and its Sorrows, Part i

24:08

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Chapter 4, Home and its Sorrows, Part ii

20:46

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Chapter 5, The Rector, Part i

20:12

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Chapter 5, The Rector, Part ii

28:40

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Chapter 6, The Hall Farm

34:42

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Chapter 7, The Dairy

15:01

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Chapter 8, A Vocation

23:02

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Chapter 9, Hetty's World

20:06

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Chapter 10, Dinah Visits Lisbeth

34:13

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Chapter 11, In the Cottage

23:00

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Chapter 12, In the Wood

33:48

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Chapter 13, Evening in the Wood

15:35

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Chapter 14, The Return Home

26:09

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Chapter 15, The Two Bed-Chambers

39:28

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Chapter 16, Links

37:18

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Book 2, Chapter 17, In Which the Story Pauses a Little

28:47

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Chapter 18, Church, Part i

32:10

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Chapter 18, Church, Part ii

34:11

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Chapter 19, Adam on a Working Day

19:22

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Chapter 20, Adam Visits the Hall Farm, Part i

26:46

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Chapter 20, Adam Visits the Hall Farm, Part ii

24:25

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Chapter 21, The Night-School and the Schoolmaster, Part i

20:06

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Chapter 21, The Night-School and the Schoolmaster, Part ii

23:18

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Book 3, Chapter 22, Going to the Birthday Feast

30:43

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Chapter 23, Dinner-Time

13:39

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Chapter 24, The Health-Drinking

23:00

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Chapter 25, The Games

23:34

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Chapter 26, The Dance

31:15

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Book 4, Chapter 27, A Crisis

32:52

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Chapter 28, A Dilemma

22:44

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Chapter 29, The Next Morning

23:25

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Chapter 30, The Delivery of the Letter

37:36

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Chapter 31, In Hetty's Bedchamber

28:33

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Chapter 32, Mrs Poyser 'Has Her Say Out'

26:58

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Chapter 33, More Links

19:25

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Chapter 34, The Betrothal

13:10

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Chapter 35, The Hidden Dread

16:57

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Book 5, Chapter 36, The Journey of Hope

25:53

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Chapter 37,The Journey in Despair

36:26

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Chapter 38, The Quest

40:37

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Chapter 39,The Tidings

22:12

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Chapter 40, The Bitter Waters Spread

25:25

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Chapter 41, The Eve of the Trial

15:20

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Chapter 42, The Morning of the Trial

13:47

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Chapter 43, The Verdict

21:54

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Chapter 44, Arthur's Return

21:23

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Chapter 45, In the Prison

32:14

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Chapter 46, The Hours of Suspense

18:01

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Chapter 47, The Last Moment

3:08

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Chapter 48, Another Meeting in the Wood

27:16

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Book 6, Chapter 49, At the Hall Farm

27:12

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Chapter 50, In the Cottage

31:43

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Chapter 51, Sunday Morning

35:11

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Chapter 52, Adam and Dinah

25:16

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Chapter 53, The Harvest Supper

37:16

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Chapter 54, The Meeting on the Hill

16:04

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Chapter 55, Marriage Bells

7:20

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Epilogue

10:22

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Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

Amazing reader, incredible story. I laughed, cried and grew to love all the characters in the book, faults and all.

6 Star Review

(5 Sterne)

One of the best, most expressive readers. He read this beautiful, moving classic with such heart, it seems he must've read it many times before. This was my first George Eliot novel, and I was moved by the characters, the description of the land and its folks. This book has earned its addition to my Listen Once More list.

Brilliant!

(5 Sterne)

Perfectly read, so that the characters come alive. It's a brilliant tale of real people in a real world with real issues to deal with. Don't miss it. I will certainly look out for other books read by this reader. The best!

Wonderfully read

(5 Sterne)

Thoroughly enjoyable reading, evocative of the time and places of the novel, I enjoyed every minute.

(5 Sterne)

Enjoyed this classic thanks to the excellent reading by Tom Denhom.

(5 Sterne)

A slow. detailed, enjoyable story narrated by a expert.

(4,5 Sterne)

rating for the audio reader, not the book