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Silas Marner : Wordsworth Classics - George Eliot

Silas Marner

Wordsworth Classics

By: George Eliot, R. T. Jones (Intro and Notes by)


Published: 5th October 1999
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Although the shortest of George Eliot's novels, Silas Marner is one of her most admired and loved works.

It tells the sad story of the unjustly exiled Silas Marner - a handloom linen weaver of Raveloe in the agricultural heartland of England - and how he is restored to life by the unlikely means of the orphan child Eppie.

Silas Marner is a tender and moving tale of sin and repentance set in a vanished rural world and holds the reader's attention until the last page as Eppie's bonds of affection for Silas are put to the test.

About the Author

Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She 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. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously.

Female authors were published under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes.

This edition includes an introduction and notes by Doreen Roberts, Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury.


Real Classic


Heart-warming Great little Read! I thoroughly enjoyed. What it missed in length it made in substance! And Really it did not miss in length, it was a Goldilocks just right. Yes, I would recommend.



Silas Marner

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ISBN: 9781853262210
ISBN-10: 1853262218
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 5th October 1999
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.115
Edition Type: New edition