By George Eliot
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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 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 to acquire gold—his in simple terms pleasure in life—until at some point that too is stolen from him. Then one darkish night, a gorgeous, golden-haired baby, misplaced and seeing the sunshine from Silas's cottage, toddles in via his doorway. As Silas grows to like the lady as though she have been his personal daughter, his lifestyles alterations into anything priceless. yet his happiness is threatened whilst the orphan's actual father involves declare the lady as his personal, and Silas needs to face wasting a treasure more than the entire gold within the world.
This quantity additionally contains shorter works via Eliot—The Lifted Veil, a dismal Gothic myth a few morbid younger clairvoyant, and Brother Jacob, a deliciously satirical delusion a few confectioner's apprentice.
George Levine is Kenneth Burke Professor of English Literature at Rutgers collage, and director of the University's middle for the severe research of up to date tradition. He has written broadly approximately Victorian literature and tradition, and has for a very long time concentrated awareness on Darwin and the relatives among technological know-how and literature, rather in his Darwin and the Novelists. He has written and edited many books, on matters starting from Frankenstein to the works of Thomas Pynchon. so much lately, he has edited The Cambridge better half to George Eliot and written a learn of Victorian medical proposal and literature, Dying to Know.