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Silas Marner [Kindle Edition]

George Eliot
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 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.

Product Details

  • 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: #3,897 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 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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6 of 6 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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2 of 2 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not just for high school students June 5, 2013
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Most of my friends read Silas Marner in high school English and still shudder, but my high school marched to a different drummer (or none) and I had never read it. No one would pretend that it is one of George Eilot's masterpieces -- it's no Middlemarch, not by a long shot. But even in its much smaller way, it has all the germs of her intelligence, literary style, and human compassion, even when tainted by a certain predictability and triteness of plot. It also has Eliot's greatest weakness, which is that she seems to lose interest in the central situation she creates once it has been fully developed, and as in many of her (greater) books, rushes to the end once it is in sight.

Still, no person who wishes to be thought literate in English literature should not have read Silas Marner. For whatever shortcomings it may have, it's a page turner by a literary master.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Gold and golden hair
In the nineteenth century, men didn't typically adopt children by themselves. Even today, it's a relative rarity -- when a single person adopts a baby, it's usually a woman. Read more
Published 8 days ago by E. A Solinas
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Yup !
Published 1 month ago by Christian D Myrie
4.0 out of 5 stars I was surprised that I actually enjoyed it. Remember hating to try to...
I was surprised that I actually enjoyed it. Remember hating to try to read this in school
Published 1 month ago by Dan Westmoreland
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the positive message
Hopeful, optimistic, do the right thing and good things will come back to you in the end.
Published 1 month ago by Nancy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Classis literature is a rewarding for the reader.
Published 1 month ago by William Bankos
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
If you haven't read Silas Marner since the 9th grade you will be very pleasantly surprised. I surely was.
Published 1 month ago by dbulow
4.0 out of 5 stars Breaks out of 19th century descriptive prose after a few chapters
It was a tough one to start, but nonetheless an intriguing story with dynamic characters and combating themes of materialism and adoption.
Published 1 month ago by Mark Richards
5.0 out of 5 stars Rita
Great story of injustice to innocence, all turned for good to those who remain upright with God. Story starts slow, but finally pulls you in with interest to where you cannot stop... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rita
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it in High school and loved it.
Read it in High school and loved it...still a good book even 60 years later for me
Published 2 months ago by MH
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent font. Very readable. Easily re-sized. Good story as well.
The experience of this book begins with the simple and unassuming cover design. Before you know it, you're sucked into a classic tale of greed, gossip, judgmental neighbors, and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Karl W. Palachuk
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