Silas Marner (Mass Market)
Signet, 9780451530622, 208pp.
Publication Date: August 7, 2007
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/3/2014)
In this heartwarming classic by George Eliot, a gentle linen weaver named Silas Marner is wrongly accused of a heinous theft actually committed by his best friend. Exiling himself to the rustic village of Raveloe, he becomes a lonely recluse. Ultimately, Marner finds redemption and spiritual rebirth through his unselfish love for an abandoned child who mysteriously appears one day in his isolated cottage.
Somber, yet hopeful, Eliot’s realistic depiction of an irretrievable past, tempered with the magical elements of myth and fairy tale, remains timeless in its understanding of human nature and has been beloved for generations.
With an Introduction by Frederick R. Karl
and an Afterword by Kathryn Hughes
About the Author
Frederick R. Karl, Professor of English at New York University, wrote major biographies of writers including Franz Kafka: Representative Man and George Eliot: Voice of a Century. He was the editor of the Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad and the author of Art into Life: The Craft of Literary Biography.
Kathryn Hughes, a historian and critic, was educated at Oxford University and holds a PhD in Victorian History. Her biography of George Eliot won the James Tait Black Prize and her most recent book, The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton, was made into a feature film by the BBC. She is a critic on the Guardian newspaper and Visiting Professor at the University of Kingston.