In the Wood
Wood engraving by J. Cooper
5½ x 3½ inches
George Eliot, Adam Bede, facing 117
Arthur’s loss of moral fibre is made clear by Small, who draws him as an insubstantial and affected. Hetty’s much-vaunted beauty, described by Eliot, is simply omitted, as if irrelevant to what is essentially a seduction based on Arthur’s power.
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