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Adam Bede
Adam Bede | George Eliot
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Leftcoastzen
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#colormepretty #blue books by or about women.

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Leannr
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Playing guitar in the background as I read...perfect Saturday morning 😍

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Leannr
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It's sunny in Ireland!!! Quick, grab your books and head straight to the garden before it changes it's mind!

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erzascarletbookgasm
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TrishB Love the graphic ! 2y
CaitlinR Wonderful quotation. 2y
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Avidreader25
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Part 2 of my top books of the year! See any of your favorites on my list?

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jdtchicago
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What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?

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Jas16
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A stack of #classics by women. #readingwomenmonth

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Yossarian
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I'm not saying Jane Austen isn't great. I'm just saying that George Eliot did everything that Austen did great better, and more people would recognize that if Colin Firth had played Adam Bede or Daniel Deronda instead of Mr. Darcy.

Dragon @Yossarian I'm embarrassed to admit I've never read George Eliot. In your opinion, where should I start? (edited) 2y
Gezemice I read Silas Marner a month ago and fell in love with it. Great writing and characters! @Dragon 2y
KathyWheeler @Dragon in my opinion Adam Bede is the most accessible of her works. Most people hate Silas Marner because they had to read it in school, but I like it. @Yossarian may think differently however. 2y
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Smarkies Middlemarch is one of my favourite books. 2y
Dragon Thanks @Gezemice @KathyWheeler I will add both books to my tbr 👍😀📚 2y
raeintheworld @Dragon Middlemarch is wonderful. 2y
Dragon Thanks @raeintheworld added to the stack 😀 2y
Yossarian @Dragon -- I agree with @KathyWheeler that Adam Bede is the best starter-Austen book. I find Daniel Deronda my personal favorite, and would recommend the BBC Miniseries of Daniel Deronda to anyone who was on the fence about giving Elliot a try. 2y
Dragon Thanks @Yossarian adding Daniel Deronda to my tbr. I'll have to check Netflix to see if the miniseries is listed 👍😀 2y
julesG 👍 All of the above! 2y
VeryLazyDaisy Preach! 2y
VeryLazyDaisy Silas Marner is one of my top favourite books of all time, even though I was forced to read it in middle school. I'm due for a revisit to that book I think. 💙📚 2y
atroskity Have to disagree--I think the intentions of their work were completely different. But I love both for different reasons. (Being female authors in completely different contexts makes them an apples-to-oranges comparison for me personally). 2y
amycollard Yes! I love George Eliot. Middlemarch forever. 2y
moranadatter I agree with @atroskity. Austen was dead before Eliot was born. Apples to oranges. I don't understand why a comparison needs to be made at all. This isn't Highlander. 2y
Bookboss I love both Eliot and Austen. I agree that comparing them is like comparing apples and oranges. Read them both! Middlemarch is my favorite Eliot. Pride and Prejudice has a special place in my heart, but Persuasion might be even better. 2y
Yossarian @atroskity @moranadatter @Bookboss I think everything can be comparable to anything else, depending on whether you're a lumper or a splitter. (I also happen to think apples and oranges are directly comparable as well.) For me, the comparison is that in Austen, our heroines largely end up marrying "well" or "poorly" and that is how we judge their future happiness. Elliot, I think, was responding directly with characters like ... 2y
Yossarian Gwendolyn Harleth in Daniel Deronda who clearly marries poorly, but ends up satisfied with her life in a way I could never imagine Lydia Bennett being happy. I compare them because I think Elliot picked up Austen's model in this regard and improved upon it. 2y
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Jas16
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Good Morning Littens! #bookface #riotgrams

RanaElizabeth I love your interpretation! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm That's a good one! 2y
CrowCAH 😄 2y
EllieDottie Haha I love it!! 2y
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Avidreader25
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I'm loving this one. It reminds me a lot of Tess of the D'ubervilles and The Return of the Native.

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jdtchicago
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Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult....Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings -- much harder than to say something fine about them which is not the exact truth.

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Yossarian
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I'm not saying George Eliot is the greatest author of the 19th century (I'm partial to Mark Twain, myself), but I am saying the I never understand when people say that Jane Austen is their favorite.

I mean, I like Jane Austen fine, but I feel like everything Austen is good at, Eliot is better at, right from her #debutnovel Adam Bede. #booktober

mrsh62010 I feel you. She's great. 3y
Martyn_J_Pass It's all about the Twain for me I'm afraid. 3y
LeahBergen This is one I need to get to. 3y
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Johanna414 I love Jane Austen, and have never read George Eliot. That is something I apparently need to remedy. 3y
shawnmooney Adam Bede was my first George Eliot novel and maybe still my favorite of hers. Who is Mark Twain? :) 3y
DeborahSmall For me Thomas Hardy is my favourite of that era. I don't rate Jane Austen at all.... 😵 3y
Yossarian @Johanna414 Adam Bede is like a Jane Austen novel if the heroine was out being an itinerant preacher instead of having wry conversations in the drawing room. Wouldn't Pride & Prejudice have been improved if Elizabeth Bennett had a career as an itinerant preacher to fall back on if the whole Mr. Darcy thing fell through? 3y
Johanna414 @Yossarian you make a good point- I'm sold. 3y
amycollard George Eliot is my fave! 3y
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Book_Gnome
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Old book of the day. Collins Illustrated Pocket Classsic. The leather binding is soft, supple, rich, and oh so very lush!!! Gifted as a courtesy prize in 1925 at Wykeham School