Silas Marner

Paperback | June 1, 2011

byEliot George

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Silas Marner (1861) is Eliot's classic tale of an outsider. A weaver who comes to live and work alone in the Midlands village of Raveloe, Silas Marner's sole pleasure is to count his growing hoard of gold. When it is stolen, his life ceases to have meaning - until Eppie wanders into the weaver's cottage one snowy New Year's Eve and falls asleep on his hearth. Eppie is two years old.
Silas rears the little girl with friendly help from the villagers and she loves him as a father. Then, after sixteen years of contentment, Eppie's true background comes to light.
13 cm x 20 cm 176 page paperback.

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Silas Marner (1861) is Eliot's classic tale of an outsider. A weaver who comes to live and work alone in the Midlands village of Raveloe, Silas Marner's sole pleasure is to count his growing hoard of gold. When it is stolen, his life ceases to have meaning - until Eppie wanders into the weaver's cottage one snowy New Year's Eve and fal...

Format:PaperbackPublished:June 1, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:184837898X

ISBN - 13:9781848378988

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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