Gentle linen weaver Silas Marner is wrongly accused of a heinous theft, and he exiles himself from the world-until he finds redemption and spiritual rebirth through his unselfish love for an abandoned child who mysteriously appears one day at his isolated cottage. Somber, yet hopeful, Eliot's realistic depiction of an irretrievable past, tempered with the magical elements of myth and fairy tale, remains timeless in its understanding of human nature and is beloved by every generation.
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George Eliot's own favourite novel centres on Silas Marner, the linen weaver of Raveloe, a village on the brink of industrialization. Once he was a respected member of a narrow congregation, but the events that took place during one of his cataleptic foots led to the loss of everything that he valued. Now he lives a withdrawn half-life and is an object of suspicion to his new neighbours; he exists only for his work and his golden guineas. But when his precious money is stolen and, shortly after, seemingly and mysteriously replaced by the child Eppie, Silas is awakened to life by the redemptive power of love.
George Eliot's affectionate but unsentimental portrait of rural life combines irony, humour and sharp social comment. Above all, she demonstrate a profound and enduring knowledge of the human mind and heart.About the Author:
Mary Ann Evans (1819-80) began her literary career as a translator and later editor of the Westminster Review. In 1857 she published Scenes of a Clerical Life, the first of 8 novels she would publish under the name of 'George Eliot', including The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda.
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Book Description Penguin : London, 1994. Book Condition: neu. -- 221 S., 11 x 18 cm, kartoniert; -- [ Englischsprachiger Text / Roman ] -- Buchreihe: Penguin Popular Classics -- Zustand: neu -- weitere Informationen wie die Widerrufsbelehrung finden Sie in den 'Anbieter- und Zahlungsinformationen'; Alle Preisangaben inkl. MwSt. Bookseller Inventory # 4002947
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Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, UK. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. 221 S. Achtung: Dieser Titel kann nich tmit Kreditkarte bezahlt werden, nur Banküberweisung "Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house, Silas is given the chance to transform his life. His fate, and that of the little girl he adopts, is entwined with Godfrey Cass, son of the village Squire, who, like Silas, is trapped by his past. Silas Marner, George Eliot`s favourite of her novels, combines humour, rich symbolism and pointed social criticism to create an unsentimental but affectionate portrait of rural life. Bookseller Inventory # 003717
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140620915
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140620915