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Silas Marner by George Eliot

About the book

Although the shortest of George Eliot’s novels, Silas Marner is one of her most admired and loved works. It tells the sad story of the unjustly exiled Silas Marner – a handloom linen weaver of Raveloe in the agricultural heartland of England – and how he is restored to life by the unlikely means of the orphan child Eppie. Silas Marner is a tender and moving tale of sin and repentance set in a vanished rural world and holds the reader’s attention until the last page as Eppie’s bonds of affection for Silas are put to the test.

Reviewed by Milford Reading Group:

A typical Victorian type novel which we all enjoyed. Much discussion ensued i.e. social status, country living v town dwelling. Silas Marners character, Dolly Winthrop’s Christian ethics, Geoffreys lies etc.

Star rating: ***

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2 thoughts on “Silas Marner by George Eliot”

  1. Review by Ems Valley U3A:
    All enjoyed story and characterisation. some found the style too ‘wordy’ compared with modern writers. A majority loved it and gave it full marks.
    Star rating: ***


  2. Review by LGD Alton Reading Group:
    Almost everyone enjoyed it and we found lots of interesting aspects to discuss.
    Star rating: ***


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