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 foundling 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.
From the moment he sees her at the roulette table, Daniel Deronda is drawn to Gwendolyn Harleth. But Gwendolyn is forced by circumstance into an oppressive marriage with the harsh aristocratic Henleigh Grandcourt. Daniel becomes torn between her and Mirah Lapidoth, a young Jewish woman he saves from suicide.
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This book is designed to be used for homeschooling or as supplemental work for second graders. There are ten short stories on Silas Marner. Each story section contains vocabulary words, definitions, comprehension and vocabulary activities. There are ten lessons, comprehension check answer key and vocabulary check answer key.