xvi, 575 p.
Publisher: 0-451-52942-1 Perma-Bound: 0-605-06404-0
Publisher: 978-0-451-52942-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-06404-1
Wilson's Fiction Catalog
Includes bibliographical references (p. 574-575).
reading level: 9.4
/ points: 42.0
/ quiz: 16702 (12/28/97)
/ grade: Upper Grades
Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, whose only delights are her baubles-and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand. Betrayed by their innocence, both Adam and Hetty allow their foolish hearts to trap them in a triangle of seduction, murder, and retribution.