Adam Bede at The Valve

At my instigation, The Valve is hosting a Reading Project this summer. We’ll be collectively working our way through George Eliot’s Adam Bede; here’s the schedule:

June 17 Book 1 Chapters 1-5June 24 Book I Chapters 6-11

July 1 Book I Chapters 12-16

July 8 Book II (Chapters 17-21)

July 15 Book III (Chapters 22-26)

July 22 Book IV (Chapters 27-35)

July 29 Book V (Chapters 36-48)

August 5 Book VI and Epilogue

August 12 General Discussion

Anyone interested is welcome to read along. The idea is to complete the specified chapters by the date given. A post will then go up at The Valve soliciting comments. People who keep their own blogs are free to do their posts at ‘home’ and put links to them in the Valve threads. At least to begin with, there are really no other rules. Come over and play!

Related Links:

The Victorian Web’s George Eliot page

George Eliot Resource Page (Mitsuharu Matsuoka, Nagoya)–includes information about the George Eliot Fellowship

BBC Warwickshire George Eliot Photo Archive

George Eliot biography (from a nice student project at the University of Virginia)

Adam Bede searchable etext (Princeton)

Adam Bede etext (Adelaide)

“George Eliot” by Virginia Woolf

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