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ELIOT, G.: Adam Bede (Unabridged)

George Eliot’s first full-length novel, Adam Bede, is a profound rendering of 19th-century English pastoral life.

This timeless story of seduction and betrayal follows the earnest carpenter Adam Bede, who has set his heart on the all-too-beautiful Hetty Sorrell. But Hetty is attracted to the fickle squire Arthur Donnithorne, whose dalliance with the young woman precipitates a series of unforeseen events…

Eliot’s gift for leisurely and lyrical prose is in full effect here and her insight into human emotion and complexity is unrivalled.



Disc 1

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   Book One: Chapter I 00:08:49
2.   'Come, Ben,' said Adam, rather sternly… 00:05:36
3.   Seth looked a little conscious… 00:05:06
4.   Chapter II: The Preaching 00:06:31
5.   'Well, I wish I had time to wait and see her…' 00:07:52
6.   But both styles of wit were treated… 00:08:00
7.   She held no book in her ungloved hands… 00:09:44
8.   Then Dinah told how the good news… 00:06:33
9.   There was many a responsive sigh and groan… 00:06:55
10.   Poor Bessy's wide - open black eyes… 00:05:09
11.   Chapter III: After the Preaching 00:07:41


Disc 2

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   Seth was unable to reply… 00:07:33
2.   Chapter IV: Home and Its Sorrows 00:08:14
3.   Lisbeth dared not say any more… 00:07:20
4.   'But, Mother, thee know'st we canna love…' 00:07:31
5.   Those were happy days, especially when Seth… 00:07:04
6.   'Now, lad,' said Adam, as Seth… 00:05:41
7.   Chapter V: The Rector 00:06:52
8.   It is very pleasant to see some men turn round… 00:08:35
9.   'Ah, sir, but when he comes to church…' 00:08:59
10.   'Miss Irwine told Bridget to take her lunch…' 00:09:57


Disc 3

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   See the difference between the impression… 00:05:48
2.   Chapter VI: The Hall Farm 00:09:02
3.   The fact that it was churning day… 00:07:10
4.   'I don't know how, child…' 00:07:04
5.   'Why, sir, you can hardly miss him…' 00:04:13
6.   Chapter VII: The Dairy 00:05:48
7.   'I hope you will be ready for a great holiday…' 00:06:19
8.   Chapter VIII: A Vocation 00:09:35
9.   'Very quiet, sir, but I saw no signs…' 00:09:02
10.   Chapter IX: Hetty's World 00:05:40
11.   These expressions, though figurative… 00:07:43


Disc 4

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   Arthur knew the rector too well… 00:03:14
2.   Chapter X: Dinah Visits Lisbeth 00:08:30
3.   Adam was seated on a rough bench… 00:05:42
4.   Lisbeth had been rocking herself in this way… 00:07:43
5.   'What!' said Lisbeth, taking the cup… 00:06:26
6.   Chapter XI: In the Cottage 00:09:53
7.   'Ye might ha' made the parridge worse,'… 00:09:19
8.   Chapter XII: In the Wood 00:06:57
9.   Old John's wooden, deep - wrinkled face… 00:09:22
10.   Arthur strolled along carelessly… 00:05:54
11.   Such young unfurrowed souls… 00:04:31


Disc 5

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter XIII: Evening in the Wood 00:05:24
2.   If Hetty had known he was there… 00:07:17
3.   Chapter XIV: The Return Home 00:07:35
4.   The barking had its effect in the house… 00:06:57
5.   'Come, Hetty,' said Martin Poyser… 00:05:55
6.   Chapter XV: The Two Bed - Chambers 00:08:42
7.   How pretty the little puss looks… 00:09:09
8.   It is generally a feminine eye that first detects… 00:06:53
9.   By the time Dinah had undressed… 00:08:17
10.   Chapter XVI: Links 00:06:11
11.   Towards the young squire this instinctive… 00:06:35


Disc 6

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   'Yes, that's just what I expected of you,'… 00:08:24
2.   Arthur winced under this speech… 00:08:55
3.   Book Two: Chapter XVII 00:06:47
4.   But bless us, things may be lovable… 00:06:14
5.   'But,' said Adam, 'I've seen pretty clear…' 00:06:52
6.   Adam, you perceive, was a warm admirer… 00:03:27
7.   Chapter XVIII: Church 00:05:53
8.   'They'll ha' putten Thias Bede i' the ground…' 00:07:28
9.   'It's no use thinking o' that,' said Mrs. Poyser. 00:08:27
10.   Chad Cranage looks like quite a new… 00:07:58
11.   I think, as Mr. Irwine looked round to - day… 00:08:33


Disc 7

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   The mother and sons listened… 00:07:26
2.   Mr. Poyser paused and looked round… 00:08:31
3.   Chapter XIX: Adam on a Working Day 00:07:28
4.   But it was Adam's strength… 00:08:54
5.   Chapter XX: Adam Visits the Hall Farm 00:07:27
6.   Mrs. Poyser was not to be caught… 00:08:17
7.   Hetty bending over the red bunches… 00:06:14
8.   'Ah,' he said, 'that's like the ladies…' 00:09:30
9.   Mrs. Poyser had turned round… 00:09:31
10.   Chapter XXI: The Night - School… 00:05:06


Disc 8

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   The man seated next to Bill… 00:08:10
2.   The moment he appeared at the kitchen door… 00:08:05
3.   Vixen returned to her hamper again… 00:07:36
4.   'That's likely enough, that's likely enough,'… 00:05:23
5.   Book Three: Chapter XXII 00:07:19
6.   But she cannot keep in the ear - rings long… 00:08:57
7.   The aged group, under care of sons… 00:09:11
8.   Chapter XXIII: Dinner - Time 00:06:06
9.   Owing to this arrangement, Adam… 00:05:14
10.   Chapter XXIV: The Health - Drinking 00:06:38
11.   Perhaps there was no one present… 00:05:48


Disc 9

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   As Mr. Irwine paused, Arthur jumped up… 00:05:55
2.   Chapter XXV: The Games 00:09:23
3.   Bessy, I am sorry to say… 00:09:29
4.   Chapter XXVI: The Dance 00:07:39
5.   'There's the big clock strikin' eight,'… 00:09:48
6.   Adam had already seen where the locket fell… 00:08:23
7.   Book Four: Chapter XXVII 00:08:09
8.   The buildings of the Chase Farm… 00:05:42
9.   Adam was still motionless, looking at him… 00:05:40
10.   'Well, Adam,' he said… 00:07:12


Disc 10

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter XXVIII: A Dilemma 00:08:22
2.   Arthur wanted to go home… 00:08:41
3.   Chapter XXIX: The Next Morning 00:08:42
4.   No man can escape this vitiating effect… 00:08:53
5.   Chapter XXX: The Delivery of the Letter 00:07:42
6.   'You've no right to say as I love him,'… 00:06:11
7.   How busy his thoughts were… 00:07:58
8.   'My heart is knit to your aged mother…' 00:06:34
9.   Chapter XXXI: In Hetty's Bed - Chamber 00:08:17
10.   She had no tears this morning. 00:07:11


Disc 11

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   It was seldom the old man 00:06:13
2.   Chapter XXXII: Mrs. Poyser 'Has Her Say…' 00:08:15
3.   'And now, Poyser, as Satchell is laid up…' 00:06:45
4.   To be thrust out of the discussion in this way… 00:04:53
5.   Chapter XXXIII: More Links 00:07:28
6.   But in so complex a thing as human nature… 00:07:25
7.   Chapter XXXIV: The Betrothal 00:05:55
8.   The red fire - light on the hearth at the Hall… 00:04:30
9.   Chapter XXXV: The Hidden Dread 00:06:50
10.   Soon she is in the Scantlands… 00:06:27
11.   Book Five: Chapter XXXVI 00:06:30
12.   She thought of all she had left behind… 00:08:36


Disc 12

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   When at last she reached Stony… 00:05:17
2.   Chapter XXXVII: The Journey in Despair 00:07:56
3.   The good landlady was amazed… 00:08:27
4.   At last she was among the fields… 00:07:49
5.   Hetty trembled still worse under this real fear… 00:05:15
6.   Chapter XXXVIII: The Quest 00:08:11
7.   'Is Dinah Morris at home' said Adam. 00:08:30
8.   At Stoniton another delay occurred… 00:08:19
9.   Seth was pale and trembling… 00:08:05
10.   Chapter XXXIX: The Tidings 00:07:26


Disc 13

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   During Adam's narrative, Mr. Irwine… 00:09:42
2.   Chapter XL: The Bitter Waters Spread 00:06:60
3.   'Don't fret so, father,' said Mrs. Poyser… 00:06:01
4.   'Well, Bartle' said Mr. Irwine… 00:06:50
5.   Chapter XLI: The Eve of the Trial 00:05:57
6.   Adam's voice had been gradually sinking… 00:06:00
7.   Chapter XLII: The Morning of the Trial 00:05:36
8.   'But does it seem to be going against her' 00:05:22
9.   Chapter XLIII: The Verdict 00:08:14
10.   The whole time this witness was… 00:08:16
11.   Chapter XLIV: Arthur's Return 00:07:35


Disc 14

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   Pleasant the crack of the post - boy's whip! 00:09:49
2.   Chapter XLV: In the Prison 00:08:35
3.   'Hetty,' she said gently, 'do you know…' 00:09:17
4.   She paused, and then spoke hurriedly… 00:09:57
5.   Chapter XLVI: The Hours of Suspense 00:07:38
6.   'There's no knowing, my lad…' 00:07:07
7.   Chapter XLVII: The Last Moment 00:02:21
8.   Chapter XLVIII: Another Meeting… 00:09:15
9.   Arthur's words had precisely the opposite… 00:06:22
10.   There was silence for several minutes… 00:06:56


Disc 15

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   Book Six: Chapter XLIX 00:07:54
2.   Mrs. Poyser hastened to the door… 00:06:29
3.   Adam saw that Dinah was more disturbed… 00:05:59
4.   Chapter L: In the Cottage 00:07:37
5.   Dinah was moving away, but Lisbeth held… 00:09:39
6.   This self - reproof had recurred strongly… 00:09:17
7.   Chapter LI: Sunday Morning 00:08:26
8.   Sunday morning was the happiest time… 00:06:13
9.   Adam was silent, and tried to go on reading. 00:07:27
10.   Adam wanted to go and meet Seth… 00:06:21


Disc 16

  Adam Bede (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter LII: Adam and Dinah 00:06:49
2.   'Adam, my mind is full of questionings…' 00:06:57
3.   'Hey - day! There's Adam along wi' Dinah,'… 00:06:30
4.   Chapter LIII: The Harvest Supper 00:05:32
5.   Tom excepted, Martin Poyser had some pride… 00:08:11
6.   To any listener outside the door… 00:08:43
7.   'No, Mr. Massey,' said Adam. 00:07:04
8.   Chapter LIV: The Meeting on the Hill 00:05:13
9.   Something like this sense of enlarged being… 00:07:16
10.   Chapter LV: Marriage Bells 00:05:43
11.   Epilogue 00:07:59

Total Playing Time: 20:41:23






Author(s):
Eliot, George

Reader(s):
Sutton, Georgina

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0155

Barcode: 9781843797838

Physical Release: 2015

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