Silas Marner: der Weber von Raveloe
Publish date: 1994
Pages no: 247
Edition language: Deutsch
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
, English Literature
A gentle linen weaver named Silas Marner is wrongly accused of theft actually committed by his best friend. Exiling himself to the rustic village of Raveloe, he becomes a lonely recluse. Ultimately, Marner finds spiritual rebirth through his unselfish love of an abandoned child who mysteriously appe...
This book was chosen by a member of my local book club because it was recommended to her and one that she had always wanted to read. I was not even familiar with the title, although I have certainly heard of the author. For me the story doesn't really pick up steam until about the half-way point, ...
Silas Marner is George Eliot boiled and drained, and what's left is more like an allegory or a fable than a novel. The lesson against parsimony and categorical judgement of our neighbors weighs heavy and overrules the characterization.In her first two novels Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss, ther...
In 1800s England, a lonely man adopts a child who changes his life and teaches him about the kindness of his neighbors.I've read several of George Eliot's books, and this one is my favorite (so far). It's not very long, the plot is fairly straightforward, and there aren't a ton of characters. Compar...
A weaver friend of mine lent this book to me because I am also a weaver. It is my first George Eliot book. I found it rather boring. The story could have been told as a novelette and gotten the same moral points across. I also found the moral points to be one-sided and hence, not interesting. The ch...
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