Friday, July 24, 2009

Adam Bede by George Eliot

I've been thoroughly enjoying this book. I especially enjoyed Chapter XVII yesterday, in which the author takes a break from the plot to address the reader about philosophical issues regarding the writing of novels. She words here arguments beautifully, and even has the main character, Adam, a humble carpenter, talk about weighty topics like literature and spirituality. It might be my favorite chapter so far. (The Reverend Adolphus Irwine is my favorite character, followed closely by Adam and Dinah Morris, the itinerant Methodist preacher.)

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