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Silas Marner (Penguin Classics)

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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. His fate, and that of 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. 

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Combining humour, rich symbolism and pointed social criticism, this is an unsentimental, yet affectionate portrait of rural life. Its protagonist, a man wrongly accused and exiled is given a chance to achieve true happiness through his care of an orphaned girl.

Synopsis:

Edited with an introduction and notes by David Carroll.

Synopsis:

New chronology; essay by Q. D. Leavis reinstated.

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Carroll.

About the Author

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans Cross) was born on November 22, 1819 at Arbury Farm, Warwickshire, England. She received an ordinary education and, upon leaving school at the age of sixteen, embarked on a program of independent study to further her intellectual growth. In 1841 she moved with her father to Coventry, where the influences of “skeptics and rationalists” swayed her from an intense religious devoutness to an eventual break with the church. The death of her father in 1849 left her with a small legacy and the freedom to pursue her literary inclinations. In 1851 she became the assistant editor of the Westminster Review, a position she held for three years. In 1854 came the fated meeting with George Henry Lewes, the gifted editor of The Leader, who was to become her adviser and companion for the next twenty-four years. Her first book, Scenes of a Clerical Life (1858), was followed by Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), and Middlemarch (1872). The death of Lewes, in 1878, left her stricken and lonely. On May 6, 1880, she married John Cross, a friend of long standing, and after a brief illness she died on December 22 of that year, in London.

David Carroll is a medical writer, particularly on alternative health topics.

David Carroll is a medical writer, particularly on alternative health topics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141439754
Editor:
Carroll, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Notes by:
Carroll, David
Editor:
Carroll, David
Author:
Eliot, George
Author:
Carroll, David
Author:
Leavis, Q. D.
Location:
London
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Adopted children
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Weavers.
Subject:
Foundlings
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 2002-3137
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.71x5.10x.66 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 240 pages Penguin Books - English 9780141439754 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Combining humour, rich symbolism and pointed social criticism, this is an unsentimental, yet affectionate portrait of rural life. Its protagonist, a man wrongly accused and exiled is given a chance to achieve true happiness through his care of an orphaned girl.
"Synopsis" by , Edited with an introduction and notes by David Carroll.
"Synopsis" by , New chronology; essay by Q. D. Leavis reinstated.

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Carroll.

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