Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot

Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot

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Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house, Silas is given the chance to transform his life.

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George Eliot's tale of a solitary miser gradually redeemed by the joy of fatherhood, "Silas Marner" is edited with an introduction and notes by David Carroll in "Penguin Classics". Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house, Silas is given the chance to transform his life. His fate, and that of Eppie, the little girl he adopts, is entwined with Godfrey Cass, son of the village Squire, who, like Silas, is trapped by his past. "Silas Marner", George Eliot's favourite of her novels, combines humour, rich symbolism and pointed social criticism to create an unsentimental but affectionate portrait of rural life. This text uses the Cabinet edition, revised by George Eliot in 1878. David Carroll's introduction is complemented by the original "Penguin Classics" edition introduction by Q.D. Leavis. Mary Ann Evans (1819-80) began her literary career as a translator, and later editor, of the Westminster Review. In 1857, she published "Scenes of Clerical Life", the first of eight novels she would publish under the name of 'George Eliot', including "The Mill on the Floss", "Middlemarch", and "Daniel Deronda". If you enjoyed "Silas Marner", you might like Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter", also available in "Penguin Classics". "I think "Silas Marner" holds a higher place than any of the author's works. It is more nearly a masterpiece; it has more of that simple, rounded, consummate aspect...which marks a classical work". (Henry James).

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SKU GOR001245727
Title Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe
Author By (author) George Eliot
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 0141439750
ISBN 13 9780141439754
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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George Eliot's tale of a solitary miser gradually redeemed by the joy of fatherhood, "Silas Marner" is edited with an introduction and notes by David Carroll in "Penguin Classics". Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house, Silas is given the chance to transform his life. His fate, and that of Eppie, the little girl he adopts, is entwined with Godfrey Cass, son of the village Squire, who, like Silas, is trapped by his past. "Silas Marner", George Eliot's favourite of her novels, combines humour, rich symbolism and pointed social criticism to create an unsentimental but affectionate portrait of rural life. This text uses the Cabinet edition, revised by George Eliot in 1878. David Carroll's introduction is complemented by the original "Penguin Classics" edition introduction by Q.D. Leavis. Mary Ann Evans (1819-80) began her literary career as a translator, and later editor, of the Westminster Review. In 1857, she published "Scenes of Clerical Life", the first of eight novels she would publish under the name of 'George Eliot', including "The Mill on the Floss", "Middlemarch", and "Daniel Deronda". If you enjoyed "Silas Marner", you might like Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter", also available in "Penguin Classics". "I think "Silas Marner" holds a higher place than any of the author's works. It is more nearly a masterpiece; it has more of that simple, rounded, consummate aspect...which marks a classical work". (Henry James).
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001245727
Title Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe
Author By (author) George Eliot
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 0141439750
ISBN 13 9780141439754
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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