Silas Marner by George Eliot
Although the shortest of George Eliot's novels, Silas Marner is one of her most admired and loved works. The classic novel of hope, redemption, and the indomitable human spirit, from beloved novelist George Eliot. The novel is notable for its strong realism and its sophisticated treatment of a variety of issues ranging from religion to industrialisation to community. In this classic by George Eliot, A gentle linen weaver named Silas Marner is wrongly accused of a heinous theft actually committed by his best friend. Exiling himself to the rustic village of Raveloe, he becomes a lonely recluse. Ultimately, Marner finds redemption and spiritual rebirth through his unselfish love for an abandoned child who mysteriously appears one day in 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 has been beloved for generations.
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