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By George Eliot

Wood worker Adam Bede is in love with the gorgeous Hetty Sorrel. yet unknown to him he has a rival within the neighborhood squire's son Arthur Donnithorne. Hetty is quickly attracted via Arthur's seductive attraction and so they start to meet in mystery. the connection is to have tragic results that stretch a ways past the couple themselves, touching not only Adam Bede yet many others, now not least pious Methodist Preacher Dinah Morris. A story of seduction, betrayal, love and deception the plot of Adam Bede has the standard of an English folks music.

Within the atmosphere of Hayslope, a small, rural neighborhood, Eliot brilliantly creates a feeling of earthy fact, making the panorama itself as very important a presence within the novel as that of her characters themselves.

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But old fools is the biggest fools there is. Can舗t learn an old dog new tricks, as the saying is. But my goodness, he never plays them alike, two days, and how is a body to know what舗s coming? He 舖pears to know just how long he can torment me before I get my dander up, and he knows if he can make out to put me off for a minute or make me laugh, it舗s all down again and I can舗t hit him a lick. I ain舗t doing my duty by that boy, and that舗s the Lord舗s truth, goodness knows. Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says.

To the degree that the novel does ultimately hold together (I myself believe it does, for reasons I will offer shortly), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer represents a significant turning point, and an artistic advance, in the writer舗s career. It prepared the way not only for his great work Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which he was already conceiving as he concluded Tom Sawyer, but for all his longer works of fiction舒including A Connecticut Yankee and The Tragedy of Pudd舖nhead Wilson (1894). And while the ordering of a plot would never become one of Twain舗s strengths, his writing of Tom Sawyer showed him that he was ready to move beyond the sketch, and that he was now capable of working in a more capacious and textured genre.

1868Twain meets and falls in love with Olivia (Livy) Langdon. His overseas writings have increased his popularity; he signs his first book contract and begins The Innocents Abroad, sketches based on his trip to the Holy Land. 1869Twain becomes engaged to Livy, who acts as his editor from that time on. 1870Twain and Livy marry. 1872Roughing It, an account of Twain舗s adventures out West, is pub lished to enormous success. The first of Twain舗s three daughters, Susy, is born. 1873Ever the entrepreneur, Twain receives the patent for Mark Twain舗s Self-Pasting Scrapbook, an invention that is a commercial success.

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