Wednesday, January 27, 2010

book-a-rama: Adam Bede: Review

book-a-rama: Adam Bede: Review

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  1. I can sympathise with this point of view. In the 1960s in Australia, Adam Bede was regularly set in A Level English, even though it is not generally regarded as G. E.'s enticing or greatest work. I am sorry to say that this often happens- texts are set because they are not up to the author's usual standard. This is so that teachers will have something to talk about and exam questions can be set on such topics as, 'Some critics have said that the authorial presence is too intrusive. Discuss.' The more nearly perfect a novel is, the less grist there is to the educational mill (on the Floss).

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