Silas Marner and Two Short Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Silas Marner and Two Short Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics)


Silas Marner and brief Stories, by means of George Eliot, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber variations at reasonable costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are the various outstanding good points of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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George Eliot’s 3rd novel, Silas Marner (1861) is a strong and relocating story approximately one man’s trip from exile and loneliness to the heat and pleasure of the family.

The tale opens as Silas Marner, falsely accused of robbery, loses every little thing, together with his religion in God. Embittered and alienated from his fellow guy, he strikes to the village of Raveloe, the place he turns into a weaver. Taking safe haven in his paintings, Silas slowly starts off to amass gold—his merely pleasure in life—until in the future that too is stolen from him. Then one darkish night, a stunning, golden-haired baby, misplaced and seeing the sunshine from Silas’s cottage, toddles in via his doorway. As Silas grows to like the woman as though she have been his personal daughter, his lifestyles adjustments into anything worthwhile. yet his happiness is threatened whilst the orphan’s genuine father involves declare the lady as his personal, and Silas needs to face wasting a treasure more than the entire gold within the world.

This quantity additionally comprises shorter works through Eliot—The Lifted Veil, a gloomy Gothic fable a few morbid younger clairvoyant, and Brother Jacob, a deliciously satirical fantasy a couple of confectioner’s apprentice.

 
George Levine is Kenneth Burke Professor of English Literature at Rutgers college, and director of the University’s heart for the severe research of up to date tradition. He has written widely approximately Victorian literature and tradition, and has for a very long time targeted awareness on Darwin and the family members among technological know-how and literature, quite in his Darwin and the Novelists. He has written and edited many books, on topics starting from Frankenstein to the works of Thomas Pynchon. so much lately, he has edited The Cambridge spouse to George Eliot and written a learn of Victorian medical proposal and literature, Dying to Know.

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