Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Signet Classics
by George Eliot
Publisher: Signet Classics
Mass market paperback, 192 pages
Price: $4.95

In this heartwarming classic by George Eliot, a gentle linen weaver named Silas Marner is wrongly accused of a heinous theft actually committed by his best friend. Exiling himself to the rustic village of Raveloe, he becomes a lonely recluse. Ultimately, Marner finds redemption and spiritual rebirth through his unselfish love for an abandoned child who mysteriously appears one day in his isolated cottage.

Somber, yet hopeful, Eliot's realistic depiction of an irretrievable past, tempered with the magical elements of myth and fairy tale, remains timeless in its understanding of human nature and is beloved by every generation.

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FLAWS: Mild violence, sexual allusions
Summary: A cataleptic weaver adopts a young girl after turning his back on society upon being wrongfully accused of theft and murder.

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