Silas Marner by George Eliot [U.K. HARDCOVER] 1978 • The Zodiac Press

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Silas Marner by George Eliot aka Mary Ann  Evans


Sixth impression from 1978 of this 1954 edition.   

Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.  Dust jacket has some worn edges; otherwise clean and in tact; now housed in a new archival quality jacket protector. 

Book itself is beautiful.  Looks and reads like new.

George Eliot's tale of a solitary miser gradually redeemed by the joy of fatherhood, Silas Marner is edited with an introduction and notes by David Carroll in Penguin Classics.

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 Eppie, 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