Silas Marner [NOOK Book]

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Wrongly accused of theft and exiled by community of Lantern Yard, Silas Marner settles in the village of Raveloe, living as a recluse and caring only for work and money. Bitter and unhappy, Silas' circumstances change when an orphaned child, actually the unaknowledged child of Godfrey Cass, eldest son of the local squire, is left in his care.
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Silas Marner

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Overview

Wrongly accused of theft and exiled by community of Lantern Yard, Silas Marner settles in the village of Raveloe, living as a recluse and caring only for work and money. Bitter and unhappy, Silas' circumstances change when an orphaned child, actually the unaknowledged child of Godfrey Cass, eldest son of the local squire, is left in his care.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148660354
  • Publisher: Tower Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 940 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2000

    Nicely written story about a bitter man's transformation

    This is an interesting, nicely written book about a man who becomes so disappointed with the circumstances of his life that runs away and lives far from society. He becomes bitter, loving only his gold, but then changes. What made him change and rebuild his life is brought to him by chance. Destiny seems to have laid it at his door. Then begins the story of the man's transformation and his further affairs, all well told. The best thing about the book was the message it conveys that even when all seems to be lost, everybody can change and lead a full and happy life. What I did not like was that the protagonist did not really change because of his inner will but because of something foreign to him. Destiny will not always lay salvation at our door; more often, people have to make a very strong internal effort to overcome bitterness. In spite of this, the novel is definitely worth reading

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2006

    A Nice Tale

    Since I am not used to reading classic novels, I found it really interesting to read. I found this book really excellent because of the the descriptive writing and now I am really looking forward to reading many classic novels through my high school years. George Eliot is a really good writer. I want to read all of her books now.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Good Book

    I was required to read this book for my English class. Although it isn't a modern book, it still is an excellent read and applies to modern times.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2008

    a cure for insomia

    BORING and DULL.This book can definately put you to sleep. It's too wordy and slow. Don't read this book unless you're getting ready for bed.

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2004

    Give it a Chance

    The first half of this book is hard to get into, and quite boring, but after that, it becomes an unforgettable heart warming story of a child's love changing an old man's life.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2000

    Warm and Tender

    This book truely touches your heart and soul.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Love it

    What a classic for all time. Kids today don't get it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    good choice for a classic

    Book club choice as our classic of the year. Thought something from the 1800's would be difficult to follow but the language is interesting and not too wordy as some of the classics can be. I have not finished this but am still interested and enjoying it 2/3 of the way through.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Great book

    Loved it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2008

    Silas Marner

    Generally, I love most books, especially classics. Also, I can say that I liked the idea of the plot. Otherwise, I did not care for the book. I thought the author's writing rambled for the first 210 pages, and did not actually get good until the last thirty pages. The characters were all exceedingly self-righteous, except for Priscilla Lammeter. Also, Chapter Six was a nightmare. So, if you decide you want to read Silas Maner, please do yourself a favor, and skip over Chapter Six. That chapter is only confusing, long, and does not offer any information that is vital to the book. P.S. Kids, you have to read Chapter Six, because you will be tested on it!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

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    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Horrible

    Poo and rice

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Good

    If u like old books the you'll love it an early verson of a simple twist of fate

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    Silas Marner, boring at times, intriguing and thrilling at other times

    "Poor Marner went out with that despair in his soul- that shaken trust in God and man, which is little short of madness to a loving nature." (Eliot P 9)
    It was Silas's night to watch the sick and old Senior Deacon in the Church of Lantern Yard; the home in which Silas had become so fond of. Then something horrific happened that night. "The lots declared that Silas Marner was guilty." (Eliot P 9) Silas had lost everything. But he would not leave until he cleared his conscience of the false accusation. "The last time I remember using my knife, was when I took it out to cut a strap for you. I don't remember putting it in my pocket again. You stole the money, and you have woven a plot to lay the sin at my door. But you may prosper, for all that; there is no just God that governs the Earth righteously, but a God of lies, that bears witness against the innocent." (Marner P 9) And with that, Silas set off as far away from the town of Lantern Yard, hoping that God would justify him and show him refuge.
    To inflict more damage to the already broken Silas Marner, late in the wintery night in Raveloe, to his astonishment he looks down to what appears to be a baby sitting at his chair looking at him. Bewildered by this sight, Silas grabs the baby and goes outside to see where she had come from. In the snow, he sees fresh made footsteps by this mysterious baby, which leads him to a furze bush, and behind it lay the baby's mother dead.
    "You won't be giving me away father, she had said before they went to the church; you'll only be taking Aaron to be a son to you." (E. Marner P 150) In the light of all Silas's misfortune and peculiar incidents involving him, it is clear that will all sacrifices comes goodness, and in the end, all ends well and restoration is made to the broken hearts of all that seek love again whether be in gold guineas, another woman, or in the heart of a toddler brought to your doorstep by the all mighty himself.
    Although a rather average novel at two-hundred-fifty pages, Silas Marner goes in depth and there are multiple outlooks and perspectives to take on the novel. Readers will also face up to a novel written in majority of classic English, which is often confusing and will lead readers off track constantly. One who reads will find that the book begins slowly and is jumpy throughout. Some chapters revolve all around one character and at the end, readers will be left with cliffhangers to think about. However, the novel begins to interest towards chapter five when readers actually get a feel for what each character represents and symbolizes. This novel provides historical fiction as it is based in England, and shows a complexion that many books may seem just too simple. As the headline states, for those who are only intrigued by the Harry Potters and Twilights of literature who look for action around every corner, unfortunately this book does not deliver. However, a person who is looking for a decent intellectual book that goes deep into the culture of a century ago will find the plot and storyline rather graceful. One book that although does not portray the same historical connection as Silas Marner, but does force the reader to think is Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. Silas Marner delivers a spin and a twist which takes any reader for a rollercoaster ride, and in the end delivers a thought provoking insight to love, friendship, betrayal, societal hierarchy, religion, and hope earning "9" out of

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2008

    If you like useless details, this is for you!

    Wow. This novel is the most boring book I have ever read in my life. The novel starts off well, but don't let this trick you. Soon after, the author just goes on with uselss details and descriptions of things that are not important or relevant to the plot. I never had that "can't wait to flip the next page" kind of feeling. More like a "how many pages are left?" kind of feeling. <BR/> <BR/>The reason this book receives two stars from me, is because of the beginning and end. As I said, the novel starts off good. Part two is also good, but those are the only good parts of the novel. Very little in the middle caught my attention, or really pulled me into the book.<BR/> <BR/>Overall, Silas Marner is just not that great. It has its moments in the beginning in the end, but no substance in between. It's like a hamburger, without the meat. Two buns, but nothing in between.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    U love it

    Love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Life Values

    I have taught a modified version to students with special needs and this version to students with similar results from both groups. The moral questions transcend setting, and it resonates with students of all backgrounds. I have had more profound classroom discussion with this work than any other. Ben Kingsley has a DVD of the work that is a high quality addition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Adjustments-

    SunClan- Just began. Grr...... <p>

    RidgeClan- Fairly Active <p>

    StormClan - Active

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Miu's Suggestion

    SunClan - "sun" all results. <p>

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    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Dawnpack!!!!!

    Its really a orphanage but you could rp a pup there! Pickles res1+ activity: mid

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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