Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship A young orphan transforms the life of a lonely, embittered man in this novel about faith and society set in nineteenth-century rural England. Each Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important... show more
Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship A young orphan transforms the life of a lonely, embittered man in this novel about faith and society set in nineteenth-century rural England. Each Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson
Publish date: July 1st 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 262
Edition language: English
, 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...