Silas Marner by Eliot GeorgeSilas Marner by Eliot George

Silas Marner

byEliot George

Paperback | June 1, 2011


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.
Title:Silas MarnerFormat:PaperbackPublished:June 1, 2011Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184837898X

ISBN - 13:9781848378988


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it. Loved it. Sweet, pastoral and all the subtleties of the classics that makes the character development so great. I was pretty affected by the description in the very beginning when Silas fell upon such hard luck, because I have felt this way in my own life when religion let me down: "Pour Marner went out with that despair in his soul- that shaken trust in God and man, which is little short of madness to a loving nature...To people accustomed to reason about the forms in which their religious feeling has incorporated itself, it is difficult to enter into that simple, untaught state of mind in which the form and the feeling have never been severed by an act of reflection. We are apt to think it inevitable that a man in Marner's position should have begun to question the validity of an appeal to the divine judgment by drawing lots; but to him this would have been an effort of independent thought such as he had never known; and he must have made the effort at a moment when all his energies were turned into the anguish of disappointed faith." p. 17.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic I had loved this book in university, it was so well written, and so heartwarming. Characters were interesting, non-cardboard like characters - well fleshed out and real.
Date published: 2017-02-28
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