As a young man Silas Marner shut himself off from the world after being wrongfully accused of theft and losing the girl he loved. Much later in life, the lonely embittered weaver experiences two jolting events: he is robbed of his meager hoard of gold and he becomes the guardian of Eppie, a little orphan girl who makes her way to his cottage one wintry night. Eppie grows into a charming young woman who cares for the alienated Silas, helping him find love and hope in his life. First published in 1861, this classic English novel by George Eliot (pen name Mary Anne Evans) is widely admired for its brevity and perfection of form. It has also long delighted students of literature and general readers alike with its masterly portrait of moral and psychological behavior in Victorian England, its mystery, intrigue and heartwarming denouement.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 160 Vendor: Dover Publications Dimensions: 8.14 X 5.18 (inches) ISBN: 0486292460
Engrossing tale — with a heartwarming denouement — of a lonely and embittered country weaver whose life is drastically changed when he becomes the guardian of an orphaned child. A masterly portrait of moral and psychological behavior in Victorian England, widely hailed for its brevity and perfection of form.