- File Size: 272 KB
- Print Length: 201 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 161949275X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 12, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0082Z2P8K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,988 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I am so glad to have persevered and given it another shot at age 70. What a treasure!
But the exception proves the rule in "Silas Marner," George Eliot's novel about a hermit-like weaver whose life is changed forever when a child wanders into his house. While Eliot explores the pliancy of gender roles and qualities, at heart this is just a heartwarming story about love and family. The ending is rather predictable and a little sappy, but it's a pleasant glimpse of English village life in the 1800s.
Weaver Silas Marner moves to the town of Raveloe, and takes up residence far from other people. Nobody knows why, except for the readers -- he was betrayed by his best friend, dumped by his girlfriend, framed for a robbery and expelled from his church. He also suffers from cataleptic seizures, as if life for him didn't suck enough. Now he wants just to be alone in his remote house, and hoard the gold that he earns over fifteen years of weaving cloth.
Then one night, the squire's dissolute younger son Dunsey Cass steals his gold and vanishes from the town, leaving Silas without the one thing he has come to love. Meanwhile, Dinsey's older brother Godfrey is freaking out because of an ill-advised marriage to a poor drug addict, which would probably get him disinherited if his strict father knew.
But then the wife is found frozen to death in a blizzard, and her toddler child -- Godfrey's daughter -- wanders into Silas' house. And to the surprise of all Raveloe, Silas declares that since "it's a lone thing—and I'm a lone thing," and that he's going to care for the child from now on.Read more ›
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I only read this old, dusty classic because I heard that the 1980s television show Punky Brewster was loosley based off of it, and I am ALL ABOUT Punky Brewster. Read morePublished 3 days ago by jenf2
Ireland this in the ninth grade in the 50's I remember enjoying it, but didn't remember any of the story. This is a must read.c.Published 9 days ago by Henry W. Link, Jr.
Eliot's shorter stories aren't her masterpieces. Silas Marner was the basis for the film "Simple Twist of Fate", and it translated to film rather well, in my opinion. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LW Williston
Good story line but Eliot sometimes spends too much time creating the scene.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a pleasure to read! You feel deeply for the two main characters - and are so happy that they found one another, after all.Published 2 months ago by Sea Dog
My high school son read this for school. It took awhile to get into it, but once he did he liked it. **This copy has a printing error. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BeeGee
Utterly charming, with wonderful observations of the relationship between a man and a child.Published 3 months ago by Estelle Irving