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Set in the time of early Napoleonic wars, this is a story about how a dairymaid spurns the poor, hardworking Adam Bede. The dairymaid’s actions shake the entire rural setting.
What makes this book stand out?
The story talks about more profound things. Seduction and betrayal may take the central role, but the role of the effect of human actions on life is also clearly visible.
Read it for
The rural setting of the book is affectionate and abundant in love.
Don't read it for
This story does not end well, the tragic end may not be what you’re looking for.