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Part of the "Everyman" series, which includes a themed introduction, a chronology of the author, a plot summary and selected criticism. This is the story of Silas Marner, whose loneliness is relieved when a young child finds her way into his home.
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Embittered by a false accusation, disappointed in friendship and love, the weaver Silas Marner retreats into a long twilight life alone with his loom. . . and his gold. Silas hoards a treasure that kills his spirit until fate steals it from him and replaces it with a golden-haired founding child. Where she came from, who her parents were, and who really stole the gold are the secrets that permeate this moving tale of guilt and innocence. A moral allegory of the redemptive power of love, it is also a finely drawn picture of early nineteenth-century England in the days when spinning wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses, and of a simple way of life that was soon to disappear.
"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
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Book Description Everyman Paperbacks, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 046087263X
Book Description Everyman Paperbacks, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX046087263X
Book Description Everyman Paperbacks, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M046087263X