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Rough Justice: Prematurity and Child-Murder in George Eliot's Adam Bede

Rough Justice: Prematurity and Child-Murder in George Eliot's Adam Bede E nglish L an g u a g e N otes R O U G H JUSTICE: PREMATURITY AND CHILD-MURDER IN GEORGE E L IO T ’S ADAM BEDE If tw en tieth -cen tu ry re a d e rs o f Adam Bede (1859) te n d to miss th e signs o f 17-year-old H etty S o rre ll’s p re g n a n c y u n til af­ te r she is ja ile d fo r infanticide, n in e te e n th -c e n tu ry read ers fo u n d its tre a tm e n t in d e c e n tly obvious. O n e reviewer, o b je c tin g to G eorge E lio t’s “d a tin g a n d discussing th e several stages th a t p re ­ cede th e b ir th o f a c h ild ,” c o m p lain e d : H e tty ’s feelin g s a n d c h a n g e s a re in d ic a te d w http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

Rough Justice: Prematurity and Child-Murder in George Eliot's Adam Bede

English Language Notes , Volume 37 (4) – Jun 1, 2000

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Copyright © 2000 Regents of the University of Colorado
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0013-8282
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2573-3575
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10.1215/00138282-37.4.62
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Abstract

E nglish L an g u a g e N otes R O U G H JUSTICE: PREMATURITY AND CHILD-MURDER IN GEORGE E L IO T ’S ADAM BEDE If tw en tieth -cen tu ry re a d e rs o f Adam Bede (1859) te n d to miss th e signs o f 17-year-old H etty S o rre ll’s p re g n a n c y u n til af­ te r she is ja ile d fo r infanticide, n in e te e n th -c e n tu ry read ers fo u n d its tre a tm e n t in d e c e n tly obvious. O n e reviewer, o b je c tin g to G eorge E lio t’s “d a tin g a n d discussing th e several stages th a t p re ­ cede th e b ir th o f a c h ild ,” c o m p lain e d : H e tty ’s feelin g s a n d c h a n g e s a re in d ic a te d w

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English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2000

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