Silas Marner

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Penguin, Aug 7, 2007 - Fiction - 208 pages
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The classic novel of hope, redemption, and the indomitable human spirit, from beloved novelist George Eliot.

In this heartwarming 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.

With an Introduction by Frederick R. Karl
and an Afterword by Kathryn Hughes
 

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Chris Bohjalian is the author of Midwives, The Law of Similars, and Transsister Radio, among other books. His new novel, Buffalo Soldier, about a foster child will be published in May. He lives in Vermont.

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