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

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


Silas Marner and brief Stories, through George Eliot, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber versions at reasonable costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed below are a few of the outstanding positive aspects of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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George Eliot’s 3rd novel, Silas Marner (1861) is a robust 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 purely pleasure in life—until sooner or later 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 valuable. yet his happiness is threatened while the orphan’s genuine father involves declare the woman as his personal, and Silas needs to face wasting a treasure more than all of the gold within the world.

This quantity additionally comprises shorter works by way of Eliot—The Lifted Veil, a depressing Gothic fable a couple of 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 collage, and director of the University’s heart for the serious research of up to date tradition. He has written generally approximately Victorian literature and tradition, and has for a very long time centred consciousness on Darwin and the family members among technology and literature, fairly in his Darwin and the Novelists. He has written and edited many books, on matters starting from Frankenstein to the works of Thomas Pynchon. such a lot lately, he has edited The Cambridge better half to George Eliot and written a learn of Victorian medical proposal and literature, Dying to Know.

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