From Library Journal
This 19th-century classic, read by Andrew Sachs, is a tale of betrayal, gold, and love, encased in the elegant symmetrical structure so popular in traditional English fiction, featuring Marner, the weaver, who is framed for theft by his best friend and becomes a recluse, focusing his strong affections only on the store of golden coins he receives in payment for his work. As usual, Chivers has produced an excellent audio presentation of a literary masterpiece. Alas, in this day and age fewer and fewer readers not enrolled in literature classes actually read the works of what are frequently referred to as "dead white males" even if, as in this case, they were actually written by a woman. For this reason, this title is recommended for all academic but only larger public libraries.-I. Pour-El, Iowa State Univ., Ames
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''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
''A tale of betrayal, gold, and love, encased in the elegant symmetrical structure so popular in traditional English fiction.'' --School Library Journal
''Proof that a life going badly wrong can, by good fortune and an answering faith and determination, be put triumphantly right.'' --Independent
''This novel about redemption and renewal is an excellent example of Victorian literature as well as a perfect illustration of Eliot's elegant and incisive prose.'' --Michelle Bailat-Jones, writer and translator
''A complex, sympathetic portrait of a good man who was forced by his tightly circumscribed society into being a loner, an embittered outsider.'' --New York Times
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