Silas Marner

Silas Marner

by George Eliot

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848111434
Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Series: Bring the Classics to Life Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 56
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 7 - 14 Years

About the Author

George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann (later Marian) Evans. She was born on November 22, 1819, in Warwickshire, England, Due to her father’s important role on the estate of Arbury Hall. Her novels draw heavily on Greek Literature. Ann was allowed access to the library, which aided her education and learning. After the death of her father in 1849, she moved to London where she met George Henry Lewes and fell in love. Lewes was married, but his wife had left him. With little chance of George being granted a legal divorce, Mary Ann and George Lewes agreed to live together as man and wife. At first, this made them social outcasts but, later, their friends and society accepted their situation. Lewes died in 1878 and in 1880 Mary Ann married an American banker, J.W. Cross. Soon after, on December 22, 1880 George Eliot died. Her most famous works are Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, and Silas Marner

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This is the story of a good man. His name is Silas Marner. He lives alone in a little house in the town of Raveloe. Silas has lived here for 15 years. He makes his living weaving thread into cloth. He has no riends, children, or family. But, he has much money. People know very little about Silas, so they stay away from him. He knows things other people do not know. That is why people think he is strange. They think he may hurt them or play tricks on them. People want Silas to be just like them. Silas works all day and plays with his money at night. The money is in gold. Silas works hard for it, but he does not buy much. He does not want much. He just works, eats, and sleeps. And he eats very little.

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Introduction; Text; Glossary; Activities

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