This classic novel takes place in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England, during the early 19th century. There, Silas Marner, a weaver and a member of a small Calvinist congregation, is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over their very ill deacon. Two pieces of evidence are against Silas: his possession of a pocket knife and the bag that formerly contained the money. Although there is also strong evidence that Silas' best friend, William Dane, has framed him (since Silas had lent his pocket knife to William shortly before the crime was committed), Silas is exiled by the community of Lantern Yard and moves to the village of Raveloe, where he lives as a recluse, caring only for work and money. Bitter and unhappy, Silas' circumstances begin to change though when an orphaned child is left in his care...
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About George Eliot
George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Ann, or Marian, Evans (1819–1880), was an English Victorian novelist of the first rank. An assistant editor for the Westminster Review from 1851 to 1854, she wrote her first fiction in 1857 and her first full-length novel, Adam Bede, in 1859. In her writing, she was chiefly preoccupied with moral problems, especially the moral development and psychological analysis of her characters. She is known for her sensitive and honest depiction of life and people in works that are acclaimed as classics.
About Gordon Griffin
Gordon Griffin is one of the most prolific and sought-after voice artists in the UK. As well as narrating over 250 audiobooks and earning four AudioFile Earphones Awards, he can be heard on countless television and radio advertisements, corporate videos, training films, and documentaries. In addition to his voice work, he is also a respected dialogue coach and has worked on television productions as diverse as Byker Grove and Kavanagh QC. He is also casting director with the English Theatre of Hamburg.