Please fill out our brief survey. Your ideas inspire us!

Silas Marner

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
The novel is set in the early years of the 19th century. Silas Marner a weaver, is a member of a small Calvinist congregation in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England. He is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over the very ill deacon. Two clues are given against Silas: a pocket-knife and the discovery in his own house of the bag formerly containing the money. There is the strong suggestion 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 proclaimed guilty. The woman he was to marry casts him off, and later marries William Dane. With his life shattered and his heart broken, he leaves Lantern Yard and the city. Marner heads south to the Midlands and settles near the village of Raveloe, where he lives as a recluse, lapsing into bouts of catalepsy, and existing only for work and the gold he has hoarded from his earnings. The gold is stolen by Dunstan ('Dunsey') Cass, the dissolute younger son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. Silas sinks into a deep gloom, despite the villagers' attempts to aid him. Dunsey disappears, but little is made of this not unusual behaviour, and no association is made between him and the theft. Godfrey Cass, Dunsey's elder brother, also harbours a secret. He is married to, but estranged from, Molly Farren, an opium-addicted woman of low birth. This secret threatens to destroy Godfrey's blooming relationship with Nancy, a young woman of higher social and moral standing. On a winter's night, Molly tries to make her way into town with her two-year-old child, to prove that she is Godfrey's wife and ruin him. On the way she takes opium, becomes disorientated and sits down to rest in the snow, child in arm. The child wanders from her mother's still body into Silas' house. Upon discovering the child, Silas follows her tracks in the snow and discovers the woman dead. Godfrey also arrives at the scene, but resolves to tell no one that she was his wife. Silas decides to keep the child and names her Eppie, after his deceased mother and his sister, Hephzibah. Eppie changes Silas' life completely. Silas has been robbed of his material gold, but has it returned to him symbolically in the form of golden-haired Eppie. Godfrey Cass is now free to marry Nancy, but continues to conceal the existence of his first marriage-and child-from her. However, he aids Marner in caring for Eppie with occasional financial gifts. More practical help and support in bringing up the child is given by Dolly Winthrop, a kindly neighbour of Marner's. Dolly's help and advice help Marner not only to bring up Eppie but also to integrate into village society. Sixteen years pass, and Eppie grows up to be the pride of the town. She has a strong bond with Silas, who through her has found inclusion and purpose in life. Meanwhile, Godfrey and Nancy mourn their own childless state. Eventually, the skeleton of Dunstan Cass-still clutching Silas' gold-is found at the bottom of the stone quarry near Silas' home, and the money is duly returned to Silas. Shocked by this revelation, and coming to the realisation of his own conscience, Godfrey confesses to Nancy that Molly was his first wife and that Eppie is his child. They hope to raise her as a gentleman's daughter, which for Eppie would mean forsaking Silas. Eppie politely refuses, saying, "I can't think o' no happiness without him." Silas is never able to clear up the details of the robbery that caused his exile from Lantern Yard, as his old neighbourhood has been "swept away" and replaced by a large factory. No one seems to know what happened to Lantern Yard's inhabitants. However, Silas contentedly resigns himself to the fact that he now leads a happier existence among his family and friends. In the end, Eppie marries a local boy...
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780756984793
9781400196081
9789629545291
9780451530622
9783956761669
9781927854198
9781481556989
9781504013710
9781843798125
9780553902273
9781625585820
9780486111223
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID adce58e7-d220-a233-6b10-fbd7ddd51504
full_title silas marner
author eliot george
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-06-25 04:25:52AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1571174670952038400
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Bentinck, Anna,, Dowie, Freda., Landor, Rosalyn., May, Nadia.
author George Eliot
author-letter Eliot, George.
author2 Bentinck, Anna,, Dowie, Freda., Landor, Rosalyn., May, Nadia., TBX, TotalBoox, hoopla digital.
author2-role Bentinck, Anna,narrator., Dowie, Freda.|Narrator, Landor, Rosalyn.|Narrator, May, Nadia., TBXdistributor, TotalBooxdistributor, hoopla digital.
author_additional George Eliot ; with an introduction by Frederick R. Karl ; a new afterword by Kathryn Hughes., George Eliot.
author_display George Eliot
availability_toggle_catalog Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_catalog Bennett, Perl Mack
bisac_subject Eliot, George, -- 1819-1880. -- Silas Marner -- Criticism and interpretation, FICTION / Classics
callnumber-a eAudiobook hoopla
callnumber-first E - United States History
callnumber_sort_catalog FIC ELIOT
date_added 1961-01-01T07:00:00Z
days_since_added 20629
detailed_location_catalog Bennett - Adult Fiction, Perl Mack - Adult Fiction
display_description The novel is set in the early years of the 19th century. Silas Marner a weaver, is a member of a small Calvinist congregation in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England. He is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over the very ill deacon. Two clues are given against Silas: a pocket-knife and the discovery in his own house of the bag formerly containing the money. There is the strong suggestion 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 proclaimed guilty. The woman he was to marry casts him off, and later marries William Dane. With his life shattered and his heart broken, he leaves Lantern Yard and the city. Marner heads south to the Midlands and settles near the village of Raveloe, where he lives as a recluse, lapsing into bouts of catalepsy, and existing only for work and the gold he has hoarded from his earnings. The gold is stolen by Dunstan ('Dunsey') Cass, the dissolute younger son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. Silas sinks into a deep gloom, despite the villagers' attempts to aid him. Dunsey disappears, but little is made of this not unusual behaviour, and no association is made between him and the theft. Godfrey Cass, Dunsey's elder brother, also harbours a secret. He is married to, but estranged from, Molly Farren, an opium-addicted woman of low birth. This secret threatens to destroy Godfrey's blooming relationship with Nancy, a young woman of higher social and moral standing. On a winter's night, Molly tries to make her way into town with her two-year-old child, to prove that she is Godfrey's wife and ruin him. On the way she takes opium, becomes disorientated and sits down to rest in the snow, child in arm. The child wanders from her mother's still body into Silas' house. Upon discovering the child, Silas follows her tracks in the snow and discovers the woman dead. Godfrey also arrives at the scene, but resolves to tell no one that she was his wife. Silas decides to keep the child and names her Eppie, after his deceased mother and his sister, Hephzibah. Eppie changes Silas' life completely. Silas has been robbed of his material gold, but has it returned to him symbolically in the form of golden-haired Eppie. Godfrey Cass is now free to marry Nancy, but continues to conceal the existence of his first marriage-and child-from her. However, he aids Marner in caring for Eppie with occasional financial gifts. More practical help and support in bringing up the child is given by Dolly Winthrop, a kindly neighbour of Marner's. Dolly's help and advice help Marner not only to bring up Eppie but also to integrate into village society. Sixteen years pass, and Eppie grows up to be the pride of the town. She has a strong bond with Silas, who through her has found inclusion and purpose in life. Meanwhile, Godfrey and Nancy mourn their own childless state. Eventually, the skeleton of Dunstan Cass-still clutching Silas' gold-is found at the bottom of the stone quarry near Silas' home, and the money is duly returned to Silas. Shocked by this revelation, and coming to the realisation of his own conscience, Godfrey confesses to Nancy that Molly was his first wife and that Eppie is his child. They hope to raise her as a gentleman's daughter, which for Eppie would mean forsaking Silas. Eppie politely refuses, saying, "I can't think o' no happiness without him." Silas is never able to clear up the details of the robbery that caused his exile from Lantern Yard, as his old neighbourhood has been "swept away" and replaced by a large factory. No one seems to know what happened to Lantern Yard's inhabitants. However, Silas contentedly resigns himself to the fact that he now leads a happier existence among his family and friends. In the end, Eppie marries a local boy...
econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kobo eReader, Literati Reader, Mac, NextBook Next2, Nook, Pandigital Novel, PocketBook Pro 602, Skytex Primer, Sony Reader, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iRiver
econtent_protection_type_catalog Always Available, Limited Access
econtent_source_catalog Hoopla, OverDrive
edition Abridged., Unabridged.
era 19th century
format_boost 116
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre Domestic fiction, Fiction, General Fiction; Literary, Literary, Psychological fiction
genre_facet Domestic fiction, Fiction, General Fiction; Literary, Juvenile fiction, Literary, Psychological fiction
geographic England Fiction, England Juvenile fiction, England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
geographic_facet England
grouping_category book
id adce58e7-d220-a233-6b10-fbd7ddd51504
isbn 9780451530622, 9780486111223, 9780553902273, 9780756984793, 9781400196081, 9781481556989, 9781504013710, 9781625585820, 9781843798125, 9781927854198, 9783956761669, 9789629545291
item_details Total Boox:3711588934864401251|3711588934864401251|Total Boox|Online Total Boox|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Total Boox||http://cdn.totalboox.com/static/covers/OR/33823678aedcf363-b.jpg||Available Online||Total Boox||, Total Boox:7175345833768328617|7175345833768328617|Total Boox|Online Total Boox|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Total Boox||http://cdn.totalboox.com/static/covers/Feedbooks/6393f304ea571da9-b.jpg||Available Online||Total Boox||, hoopla:MWT10077768||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10077768||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT10756742||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756742||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11104582||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11104582||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11104774||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11104774||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11443750||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11443750||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11465896||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11465896||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11554162||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11554162||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11602675||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11602675||Available Online||||, ils:1112207|1763742|Perl Mack - Adult Fiction|FIC ELIOT i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pm||, ils:1112207|1763743|Bennett - Adult Fiction|FIC ELIOT i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||be||, overdrive:6b106115-a3f0-4b66-9d59-59c4f1d5c29c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||, overdrive:b597d5df-4fa0-431a-b958-2c9f36061f81|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book,Adobe PDF eBook|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lc_subject Adopted children, Children's stories, English, Electronic books, False testimony, Fathers and daughters, Foundlings, Interpersonal relations, Recluses, Weavers
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_catalog 50
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog FIC ELIOT i
local_callnumber_exact_catalog FIC ELIOT i
local_callnumber_left_catalog FIC ELIOT i
local_days_since_added_catalog 3399
num_holdings 6
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Bennett, Perl Mack
physical 1 online resource, 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 38 min.)) : digital., 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 50 min.)) : digital., 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.)) : digital., 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 37 min.)) : digital., 1 online resource., xiii, 192 p. ; 18 cm.
popularity 10
primary_isbn 9780756984793
publishDate 1861, 1995, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015
publishDateSort 1861
publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,, Dover Publications ,, Feedbooks, HarperCollins Canada, Naxos ,, Open Road Media, Open Road Media ,, Otbebookpublishing ,, Random House Publishing Group, Signet Classics,, Start Publishing LLC ,, Tantor Audio ,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details Total Boox:3711588934864401251|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media|2015|1 online resource., Total Boox:7175345833768328617|eBook|eBook||English|Feedbooks|1861|1 online resource., hoopla:MWT10077768|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2008.|1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 50 min.)) : digital., hoopla:MWT10756742|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio ,|2010.|1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.)) : digital., hoopla:MWT11104582|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Naxos ,|2014.|1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 37 min.)) : digital., hoopla:MWT11104774|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Abridged.|English|Naxos ,|1995.|1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 38 min.)) : digital., hoopla:MWT11443750|eBook|eBook||English|Otbebookpublishing ,|2014.|1 online resource, hoopla:MWT11465896|eBook|eBook||English|Start Publishing LLC ,|2012.|1 online resource, hoopla:MWT11554162|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media ,|2015.|1 online resource, hoopla:MWT11602675|eBook|eBook||English|Dover Publications ,|2012.|1 online resource, ils:1112207|Book|Books||English|Signet Classics,|[2007]|xiii, 192 p. ; 18 cm., overdrive:6b106115-a3f0-4b66-9d59-59c4f1d5c29c|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins Canada|2014|, overdrive:b597d5df-4fa0-431a-b958-2c9f36061f81|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2006|
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records acpl, be, br, catalog, cc, ext, ng, pm, th, wf
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT10077768||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false|||, hoopla:MWT10756742||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false|||, hoopla:MWT11104582||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false|||, hoopla:MWT11104774||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false|||, hoopla:MWT11443750||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false|||, hoopla:MWT11465896||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false|||, hoopla:MWT11554162||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false|||, hoopla:MWT11602675||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false|||, ils:1112207|1763742|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|||, ils:1112207|1763743|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|||, overdrive:6b106115-a3f0-4b66-9d59-59c4f1d5c29c|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false|||, overdrive:b597d5df-4fa0-431a-b958-2c9f36061f81|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false|||
series Complete classics, Dover thrift editions, Tantor unabridged classics
series2 Complete classics, Dover thrift editions, Tantor unabridged classics
series_with_volume Complete classics, Dover thrift editions, Tantor unabridged classics
subject_facet Adopted children -- Fiction, Adopted children -- Juvenile fiction, Children's stories, English, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Eliot, George, -- 1819-1880. -- Silas Marner -- Criticism and interpretation, England -- Fiction, England -- Juvenile fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, FICTION / Classics, False testimony -- England -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- England -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Foundlings -- Fiction, Foundlings -- Juvenile fiction, General Fiction; Literary, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Literary, Psychological fiction, Recluses -- England -- Fiction, Recluses -- Fiction, Weavers -- Fiction, Weavers -- Juvenile fiction
target_audience Adult, |
target_audience_full Adult
title Silas Marner
title_display Silas Marner
title_full Silas Marner, Silas Marner / George Eliot ; with an introduction by Frederick R. Karl ; a new afterword by Kathryn Hughes, Silas Marner [eBook], Silas Marner [electronic resource], Silas Marner [electronic resource] / George Eliot, Silas marner [electronic resource] / George Eliot
title_short Silas Marner
title_sort silas marner
title_sub
topic Adopted children Fiction, Adopted children Juvenile fiction, Children's stories, English, Classic Literature, Electronic books, Eliot, George, -- 1819-1880. -- Silas Marner -- Criticism and interpretation, England Fiction, England Juvenile fiction, England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction, FICTION / Classics, False testimony England Fiction, Fathers and daughters England Fiction, Fathers and daughters Fiction, Fathers and daughters Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Foundlings Fiction, Foundlings Juvenile fiction, Historical Fiction, Interpersonal relations Fiction, Literature, Recluses England Fiction, Recluses Fiction, Weavers Fiction, Weavers Juvenile fiction
topic_facet Adopted children, Children's stories, English, Classic Literature, Electronic books, Eliot, George, -- 1819-1880. -- Silas Marner -- Criticism and interpretation, False testimony, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Foundlings, Historical Fiction, Interpersonal relations, Literature, Recluses, Social life and customs, Weavers