Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, his sole focus his 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. In Silas Marner George Eliot creates an unsentimental but affectionate portrait of rural life.
‘I think Silas Marner holds a higher place than any of the author’s works. It is more nearly a masterpiece; it has more of that simple, rounded, consummate aspect . . . which marks a classical work.’ Henry James
Wheels of Fortune
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