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Adam Bede Notes (Cliffs Notes)
Publisher: Cliffs Notes | ISBN: 0822001179 | edition 1964 | PDF | 104 pages | 1,09 mb
LIFE AND BACKGROUND OF THE AUTHOR
Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans was born in Warwickshire in 1819, the youngest child of Robert and Christina Evans. She was deeply religious during her childhood and adolescence, a trait she developed partially from her family background and partially under the influence of Miss Lewis, the "principal governess" of a boarding school which Mary Ann attended from 1828 to 1832.
After her mother died and her sister married, Mary Ann ran her father's household. But in 1841, her brother Isaac married and took possession of the house, and Mary Ann and her father moved to Coventry. In the city the young woman's intellectual horizons widened and her early faith diminished; under the influence of Charles Bray and Charles Hennell, she became interested in the "new criticism" of the Bible and anonymously published her first work, a translation of D. F. Strauss' Leben Jesu (Life of Jesus), in 1846. She also published a few articles and reviews in a periodical edited by Bray during this period.