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Silas Marner [Kindle Edition]

George Eliot
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


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  • File Size: 272 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 161949275X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082Z2P8K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,880 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Uplifting read May 1, 2013
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So, I've been on a classics kick lately. Unfortunately, all of the classics which have been recommended have been depressing and hard to make it through to the end. When I mentioned this to my mother, she mentioned Silas Marner as a book which she especially enjoyed many years ago. It is a bit slow moving in the beginning of the story, and, of course, with the change in language, you actually have to use a bit more of your brain to understand it. But, it is well worth the effort. This was one of the sweetest stories which I have ever read. The author was able to bring about such a wonderful uplifting ending that I know I will re-read this book again. It is nice to know that just because it is a classic, it doesn't mean tragedy. Now off to ask my mother for another recommendation. :o)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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George ELiot 's masterpiece was required reading in my eighth grade class. I dreaded trudging through it and had not a clue as to the wonderment of the dialogue , the richness of the characters or the subtleties of the story line. What a waste on thirteen year olds.

I am so glad to have persevered and given it another shot at age 70. What a treasure!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By junebug
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I have read this book several times over the years and will likely read it several more. If you are looking for a fast-paced action thriller, this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a book with excellent character development and a well-thought-out plot, then you will want to read this one. George Eliot has captured the flavour of the time and the location of the story - both the rural and town environments. As well, her portrayal of the "have" and "have not" layers of their society is excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Charmer September 19, 2013
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Never read this and was surprised at how charmed I was. Others wrote that is more of a fable and I would not dispute that. I had a close relationship with my grandfather as a child and it brought back fond memories of those days. Loved how his community allowed him to keep her and especially how his neighbor helped him but did not intrude. Also, how a wounded man changed, reminded me a bit of "Heidi". A nice story of how religious people sometimes miss the boat on what Christianity is really about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars NOT an easy read.... August 26, 2013
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Okey, dokey, your teacher assigned this book and you are trying to figure out how to get out of it. Better choice, read the Sparknote or Cliffnote or somebody note summary of each chapter and then read the REAL chapter, it will go better through the parts you're having trouble de-coding. This is the book with no terrible typos and its free, hard to beat that.... Oh, and once you're into it its a great book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unexpected treat March 20, 2014
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It had been many years since I had read Silas Marner and the reread was a real treat. The description of the men talking in the bar is very true to life. The author George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) provides a novel that speaks to today's human condition. His rebirth as member of society with the arrival of the child is wonderful and the relationship they develop is beautiful. The author has wonderful insight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, there's a reason they're classics.... February 28, 2014
By ST
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One of the many books I've put off reading, all my life--along with too many others--and was pleasantly surprised. I love the way the "classical" writers had such an impressive command of the English language; something that's all but nonexistent now. Great story, great characters. If you really appreciate books and let it get by you like I did, read it with all due haste.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Touching story, a little slow. March 18, 2014
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I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The story is very touching and you learn a lot about England's more rural areas in that time period. The first half of the book is rather slow reading, however, and doesn't seem to pick up until the last half. The English dialect as spoken by the villagers is also a little bit hard to follow until you get the hang of it, but adds a lot to the overall feel. I would recommend this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little read
the first two thirds or so is seriously depressing, but it gets livelier towards the end. A lovely and accessible introduction to George Eliot's works.
Published 16 days ago by ejw2010
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a prescribed book at school for me - ...
This was a prescribed book at school for me - way back in the 1970s. I took a bet that I would write the exam without reading the book - so it got lost on me. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Prof JD Gloeck
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Old classic . Still entertaining. A little slow in the beginning.
Published 25 days ago by kristi l sutherland
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
So much better than when I was in school.
Published 1 month ago by Roy Leach
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoying
Published 1 month ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars I hated it, did not understand it at all
It was a requirement to read Silas Marner when I was in high school. I hated it, did not understand it at all! I read it recently and really enjoyed it. Very good book.
Published 1 month ago by Patricia Steele
4.0 out of 5 stars An oldie and goodie
This was part of my effort to read (or reread) some of the classics. Compared to modern novels, it's slow going. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John A. Holmquist
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Storyline
Great storyline. I have liked this book since I was much younger. I still enjoy this book!
Published 1 month ago by Londa Fowler
4.0 out of 5 stars This is one of those books that was assigned reading ...
This is one of those books that was assigned reading in high school, but I declined to read it. Thought it was time that I did. Read more
Published 2 months ago by LB
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it.
Published 2 months ago by Billy W.
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