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Silas Marner

By George Eliot

ISBN: 9781847498304

224 pages

RRP: £5.59

Having been accused of theft and hounded out of a religious community many years previously, the weaver Silas Marner now lives alone in the village of Raveloe, hoarding the precious wealth he earns. But when Silas’s beloved gold is stolen, and an orphaned girl finds her way into his home, he is given the opportunity to transform his selfish and embittered life.

George Eliot’s favourite novel – rich in symbolism, humour and social criticism – Silas Marner is one of the great nineteenth-century portrayals of rural life.

George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans (1819–1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight. Middlemarch is her masterpiece.

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