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EPUB ñ MOBI Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe î ✓ George Eliot's tale of a solitary miser gradually redeemed by the joy of fatherhood Silas Marner is edited with an introduction and notes by David Carroll in Penguin ClassicsWrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before the embitterGeorge Eliot's tale of a solitary miser gradually redeemed by the joy of fatherhood Silas Marner is edited with an introduction and notes by David Carroll in Penguin ClassicsWrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe living only for work and his precious hoard of money But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house Silas is given the chance to transform his life His fate and that of Eppie the little Dear Ms ParkI finally finished reading Silas Marner Yes I know you assigned it during my sopho year in high school but I didn't finish it until this past February I know I passed the test you gave us on the story and I even made a passing grade on the paper that I wrote about the story But I have to confess that it was Jake D's Classic Illustrated Comics version of the story that allowed me to make those grades Poor Jake Even after reading the comic book from cover to cover he still failed both assignmentsSince I'm confessing and apologizing I suppose I should add one thing I'm sorry you caught me that day in class reading a paperback copy of Erskine Caldwell's God's Little Acre that I had tucked inside my lit book when I was supposed to have been reading about Silas Now there was a writer Erskine Caldwell I mean He could tell a story and unlike Silas Marner things happened in his books I had just gotten to a really interesting scene in this one when you caught me the one with Darlin' Jill and the albino in the boat I can still see your hand dart across my shoulder and snatch the book away And then with everybody in the class looking and while you held the book between your thumb and forefinger like it was a dead mouse you looked at me and said one word Trash Boy was my face red I never did know if you were talking about the book or me or bothBut in my defense neither I nor any other fourteen year old boy should have been reuired to read Silas Marner unless of course the goal was to instill a hatred of reading I say this as someone who always loved to read from the time that he first learned to read Discounting comic books poor old Jake on the other hand despised reading and had never read an entire book in his whole life He might have been enticed to read about the Three Musketeers or Robin Hood or Huck Finn but never Silas Marner One of the problems that I had at first with the story was the fact that you told us that the author's name wasn't really George Eliot I remember thinking that I didn't blame him for not using his real name I wouldn't have either But then you told us that George's real name was Mary Ann Evans Well as far as I was concerned that made George a lot interesting than SilasI also remember you telling us that EliotEvans' most famous uote was It is never too late to be what you might have been Even at age fourteen I found that to be profound and inspiring much so than the few pages I read in Silas Marner But I recently discovered that the uote does not appear in anything that she wrote and that there is no evidence that she ever said it I am no longer inspired just disappointedBut as I say I finally read the whole story Here's my review It was better than I expectedBy the way if you read my copy of God's Little Acre the one you never returned I bet you found it to be better than you expectedYour former studentHoward

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Later editor of the Westminster Review In 1857 she published Scenes of Clerical Life the first of eight novels she would publish under the name of 'George Eliot' including The Mill on the Floss Middlemarch and Daniel DerondaIf you enjoyed Silas Marner you might like Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter also available in Penguin Classics'I think Silas Marner holds a higher place than any of the author's works It is nearly a masterpiece; it has of that simple rounded consummate aspect which marks a classical work'Henry James I was uite bored throughout Can't say than that

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Silas Marner The Weaver of RaveloeGirl he adopts is entwined with Godfrey Cass son of the village Suire who like Silas is trapped by his past Silas Marner George Eliot's favourite of her novels combines humour rich symbolism and pointed social criticism to create an unsentimental but affectionate portrait of rural lifeThis text uses the Cabinet edition revised by George Eliot in 1878 David Carroll's introduction is complemented by the original Penguin Classics edition introduction by D LeavisMary Ann Evans 1819 80 began her literary career as a translator and A slight subtle and subversive fable a post Christian novel absurdly perfect in its balance and symbols Filled with teasing humour and very careful intimate momentsYet because of that it seems unkind to even discuss it since it is barely possibly to do so without revealing great chunks of plotAs a very young woman George Eliot was a person of severe and earnest Christian faith the pursuit of which caused her to abandon it still young she fell out with her father over her refusal to go to Church eventually they came up with a compromise she would attend Church but not take communion and that compromise seems to me to be at the centre of this novel Eually I just reread Frankenstein and the two share a lot both are centrally about parent child relationships and perhaps the failure of many families to achieve effective Eliotian compromises Nature nurture adoption and the nature of parenthood are key concerns in both books as are character the uintessential Victorian theme Here Eliot shows us the perfection of the balance she constructs into the story the characters are consistent and drive behaviours but those behaviours which are moral failings in one set of circumstances turn out to be virtues in another and the reverse is also true setting up a balance between the weaver of the title and the son of the Suire The Former's obsessive clingyness makes him a miser in the first part of the book but when his golden guineas are replaced by a golden haired child we see the same character trait lead him to become a careful and attentive father The Suire's son's easy going reliance on chance gets him exactly what he wants without ever having to work for it but denies him that which he realises that he wants than casual wealth and a pretty socially desirable wife The child who says that she doesn't want to see change and wants everything to stay the same is naturally the agent of transformationI'm struck most by the post Christian implications of the novel despite the formal Christian observance of the characters Christianity here is a collection of words and rituals devoid of any meaning to the characters D Leavis in the bonus introduction that this edition has points out the division between faith and works between two of the suire's sons but this doesn't I feel go far enough Christianity here is a collection of scraps without meaning practised without understanding despite the presence of Preachers chapel church vicars regular attendance and prayer books none of which has anything to do with what characters actually do or believeInstead we see the dominating presence of the Genius loci which for once are not entirely hostile The titular Marner is a weaver working away with his loom like a spider in his web he catches a child but instead of consuming it as a good spider ought he is consumed and transformed by it a process which like Eliot's childhood compromise brings him into community Community Eliot says is alone what sustains the Church it's theology and history are nothings meaningless to everybody nobody not even the vicar understands what baptism and christening are Apparently the dissenting Christianity that Marner first practises in his Northern Chapel is an entirely different religion to the Church of England Christianity practised in the rural shire later in the story Different gods preside So we see that as Eliot tells us this morality tale she is making a subversive point Christianity is not the font of morality it is merely an alien growth a parasite grafted upon morality which itself arises from character and situationHowever in the central motive of the transformational nature of parenthood she also tells us that nature not only transcends nature but also one's own nurturing and environment Is George Eliot the greatest or is that an empty uestion