Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot [ANTIQUE HARDCOVER] • Books Inc.

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Silas Marner by George Eliot aka Mary Ann Evans


Art Type Edition.  No printing date listed.  Presumably early to mid 1900's.

Nice vintage hardcover with very cool art-deco pictorial boards.  Light wear to leather on spine.  Front endpaper appears to have been torn out.  Otherwise very good.  Pages have tanning but otherwise look and read beautifully.

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