Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4 (1,400 headwords) Silas Marner

Paperback | April 1, 2000

byGeorge Eliot, Clare West, Tricia Hedge

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In a hole under the floorboards Silas Marner the linen-weaver keeps his gold. Every day he works hard at his weaving, and every night he takes the gold out and holds the bright coins lovingly, feeling them and counting them again and again. The villagers are afraid of him and he has no family,no friends. Only the gold is his friend, his delight, his reason for living. But what if a thief should come in the night and take his gold away? What will Silas do then? What could possibly comfort him for the loss of his only friend?

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In a hole under the floorboards Silas Marner the linen-weaver keeps his gold. Every day he works hard at his weaving, and every night he takes the gold out and holds the bright coins lovingly, feeling them and counting them again and again. The villagers are afraid of him and he has no family,no friends. Only the gold is his friend, hi...

George Eliot (1819-1880) is one of England's greatest novelists. Her real name is Mary Ann Evans and she became famous in her own time for her novels, which include Silas Marner, Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0194230449

ISBN - 13:9780194230445

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful, heartwarming book. "Silas Marner" reads almost like a fairy tale but at the same time, rings true. George Eliot shows her keen understanding of human nature through the characters and story, both of which are vividly fleshed out. While she puts the foibles and strengths of human nature on full display, her wonderfully realized portrait of English provincial life gives almost a magical feel to her story. This is a truly wonderful book filled with elegant prose and compassion for its characters.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Forced to read it Unless you are forced to read it, I would not advise picking up this novel. The characters are not at all interesting. Eppie was irritatingly good with no character flaws. I couldn't stand the way the book was written, not just the old fashioned style (I've enjoyed other classics), but the pointless wordiness of it. The only good thing about this book was the beginning, where it seemed like the fits would be more interesting and involved in the novel. All downhill from there.
Date published: 2008-03-04