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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Eliot Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Silas Marner, a gentle linen weaver, is framed by his best friend for a heinous theft. Exiled from his small community, Marner retreats into bitter and miserly reclusion, caring only for the gold he receives for his work. When his small treasure horde is stolen, Marner feels betrayed by life yet again—until one fateful New Year’s Eve, an abandoned golden-haired child appears mysteriously on his doorstep. Through his unselfish love for this child, Marner’s heart reawakens to spiritual rebirth and true happiness. George Eliot shows how good character is rewarded in this ageless, heartwarming novel of redemption.

Though this story originally appeared in 1861, its themes and ideas are timeless.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “A tale of betrayal, gold, and love, encased in the elegant symmetrical structure so popular in traditional English fiction.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Proof that a life going badly wrong can, by good fortune and an answering faith and determination, be put triumphantly right.”

    Independent (London)

  • “This novel about redemption and renewal is an excellent example of Victorian literature as well as a perfect illustration of Eliot’s elegant and incisive prose.”

    Michelle Bailat-Jones, writer and translator

  • “A complex, sympathetic portrait of a good man who was forced by his tightly circumscribed society into being a loner, an embittered outsider.”

    New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mitch Duckworth | 2/20/2014

    " Read so long ago, I cannot remember why this book impressed me; it was required reading and I know that I resisted it for the the first half, but was pulled in, and gained enthusiasm, fairly galloping toward the end. No, it was not because it was almost over. Another read is in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrea | 2/19/2014

    " I liked it more than any other George Eliot book I've read. And suddenly, I'm understanding all sorts of "Eppie" jokes from high school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cassandra Silva | 2/17/2014

    " I forgot about this book, but oh my what a lovely character story. I can still remember vividly his treasure store with so little prodding. This is one I would definitely reread. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom Brashear | 2/17/2014

    " I claim I can not stand this book as I was made to read it for High School English and Literature Class. But truth be known, it probably had a significant impact on how I write. "

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