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Silas Marner
Silas Marner | George Eliot
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Emjoy21
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“That drawing o‘ the lots is dark; but the child was sent to me; there‘s dealings with us—there‘s dealings.”

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Book #60: Silas Marner is the type of book that you might want to sit back, on a nice summer evening with, and read while relaxing. For the first half of the book I felt no pulling force that often makes you want to keep on reading once you get into the book and I just read it at my leisure. But around the halfway point I hit the draw and I...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2007/06/the-306-greatest-books-60-silas-marner.html

#100greatestbooks

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Neymeyfeyhey
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Page 35/157😌

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Emilymdxn
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Another pic of a card explaining Van Gogh‘s connections with English novels!

Silas Marner is my fave book by George Eliot, I love it more than Middlemarch or the Mill on the Floss (tho I like all George Eliot in general). I‘m glad to see Van Gogh agreed

Caroline2 Oh Ive had this book on my tbr shelf for a while now, sounds like I need to move it up the pile! 👍🏻 7mo
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Tashaxlynn
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A simple story about a weaver, Silas Marner, who has had misfortunes and exiled himself until a blessing comes his way.

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Tashaxlynn
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Another school reading! I‘ve officially signed up for two more English classes this summer, trying to get this English degree under my belt!

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BarbaraBB
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When Silas Marner, a weaver, is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds, his life is shattered. He leaves for Raveloe, a rural community where he is unknown. Here he lives an isolated life, saving and cherishing the gold he earns by weaving as his only diversion. When his money is stolen Silas gets very depressed until a little girl walks into his house to stay.
#1001books 👇👇

BarbaraBB She feels like a gift from heaven.
The strange thing about this novel is that we learn a lot about live in and the people of Raveloe and their interactions with Silas, while he himself remains mainly a mystery and we never get to know him or his thoughts. An okay read for me, not more than that.
9mo
Blaire I liked this one, but I loved middlemarch. Have you read it? Found it totally engrossing. 9mo
BarbaraBB @Blaire I liked that one much more! 9mo
Cathythoughts I did this one in school... I can‘t even remember it. 👍🏻 9mo
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In the days when the spinning-wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses- and even great ladies, clothed in silk and threadlace, had their toy spinning-wheels of polished oak- there might be seen, in districts far away among the lanes, or deep in the bosom of the hills, certain pallid undersized men, who, by the side of the brawny country-folk, looked like the remnants of a disinherited race.
#SilasMarner #GeorgeEliot #Classics #Fiction #YA 💚💚💚💚

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RachelO
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If I remember right, Silas Marner begins with the sad death of a young mother in the snow.

This is *that* book for me. I read it in school & hated the experience of reading it, but it was the one class book I thought I'd probably like if I read in real life. (Reading aloud around the class = pain & misery!) Tried and failed again last year. One day! Maybe.

#winterkills #winterwonderland

TrishB Another classic I haven‘t read! 12mo
Cinfhen I tried again too!!! Bailed too 12mo
RachelO @TrishB @Cinfhen You're both making me feel loads better! 12mo
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andrew61
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Im trying to catch up on the challenges and have gone back to one of the highlights of my litsy classics challenge this year. When miserly silas driven away from society finds an angelic child Eppie on his hearth his love for her over the next twenty years is totally unconditional.

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Settings
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I like this book a bit too much.

Settings Silas Marner must be the most likable crotchety miser ever written. 14mo
CSeydel No such thing! This is probably my favorite of all time. An underrated gem! 14mo
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Ms_T
Silas Marner (Revised) | George Eliot, Marc Eliot, Dover Thrift Editions
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Okay, so I haven‘t quite finished A Suitable Boy but I‘m including it in #SeptStats because I‘m so close! The tagged title was my favourite of the month.

#SeptemberWrapUp

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andrew61
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Silas marner is man who suffers a cruel wrong, and then he is ostracised in his community as a miserly eccentric loving his gold hoarf. After a theft an almost religious incident allows his redemption through an angelic orphan. I loved this book and its picture of an England moving from an agrarian to industrial society, the curious religious groups prevalent, and much more. My 1st George elliot and now i hope to move on to middlemarch.
#LitsyAtoZ

Leftcoastzen Like that well loved Penguin! 1y
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Ms_T
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I‘ve read this book several times and each time is better than the last. It‘s a wonderful story and extremely progressive for its era. This particular version, audio by Andrew Sachs, is a great addition to my collection: Sachs‘ voice is perfect as he gently draws the story along. Five stars all round. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Cathythoughts Great review ! I just listened to a book ( The Latecomers) narrated by Andrew Sachs too ... he is so good. 1y
Ms_T @Cathythoughts I agree, he has the perfect voice for audiobooks! 1y
Becker Thanks for the recommendation. This book is on my TBR and I think I will use the audio for it now. I just finished the audio for Middlemarch this summer and I really enjoyed it. 1y
Ms_T @Becker If you enjoyed Middlemarch I guarantee you‘ll enjoy this. It‘s a lovely, lovely story. 1y
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Ms_T
Silas Marner (Revised) | George Eliot, Marc Eliot, Dover Thrift Editions
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And because I can‘t quite get enough of George Eliot, I‘m revisiting my favourite classic written by her. My smile is wide right now 😁 #Audible

Reggie How is A Suitable Boy going or is it on the back burner? 1y
Ms_T @Reggie Hi! I‘m still reading it and should have it finished by the weekend. I‘m finding it an interesting read as opposed to an exciting one 👍🏻 1y
Cathythoughts I remember ( not very well ) from school. Enjoy 😊 1y
Ms_T @Cathythoughts Give it a reread. I‘m sure you‘ll appreciate it more now and it‘s quite an easy, short read 😃 1y
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andrew61
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I like a margin note in a second hand book especially when it sheds some light on a tricky literary point, im not saying that this is blooming obvious but it has made me smile
"silas finds money gone- fear, panic,pity, desolation"
Things are generally not going well for silas marner
#LitsyClassics

readordierachel That's a good one! I like finding those too...as long as there aren't too many. 1y
Cathythoughts Silas Marner ! My secondary school exam book ..... 😱 1y
andrew61 @Cathythoughts i hope it's not your copy 😂 1y
Cathythoughts Oh no ! No worries, I don‘t think I read it properly at all. ... 😂.. but that would be a good laugh ... 1y
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llwheeler
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I had no idea the word "drab" was a literal colour at first, and the figurative sense followed. Silas Marner is 1861 so this usage is just before the figurative sense.

Love learning new words, or new (old) meanings of words! And any excuse to look stuff up on etymonline.com ?
#wordoftheday

Andrea4 Tres cool 1y
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I don't know much about current typesetting best practices but I'm betting no one would set a book like this anymore. Hello, wall of text! Tiiiny indents and margins. This edition pub'd 1960 I think. Also betting most editors would break up page-long paragraphs now too haha

Really enjoying this so far! my first time reading Eliot.

aeeklund Which edition/publisher is this? 1y
llwheeler @aeeklund Signet Classics. The only date I can find in it is the afterword is copyrighted 1960. Other than that it just says sixth printing. The cover is in my post one earlier than this post 1y
Dolly I‘m not fond of that either. Seems it would be a struggle keeping inner type visible and not conducive to a books long life. Looks like yours survived though. 1y
llwheeler @Dolly This was a used booksale find, and it is in pretty good condition... maybe the previous owner didn't read it 😂 or it's ok cause it's quite a slim book so less strain on the spine? I dunno, but i don't mind it in this case, so win ☺. I know what you mean about struggle to keep inner type visible, that's so frustrating 1y
emilyhaldi Yikes 🧐 1y
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llwheeler
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Iced green tea latte and some reading before errands makes for a great start to the day. Hope everyone is having/had/will have a great Saturday morning ❤

(Also... Thanks for the super creepy cover art, Signet Classics 😂)

emilyhaldi Ha, i love a good creepy cover!! 1y
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As @Cinfhen didn't know George Eliot (aka Mary Anne Evans) was a pen name, & also when my lecturer asked my class at Uni whether Eliot was male or female most people said male, I thought I would use HER for #oneofus as it's likely that some other Littens may not know this fact. Shown above are some of the reasons she may have chosen to use a pen name. #abbainaugust

@Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Meredith3

Cinfhen Super clever choice!!! 🙌🏻💡💡💡💡 1y
emilyhaldi Perfect for this prompt..... I had no idea! 👩🏻 1y
Daisey I knew she used a pen name but none of the details, so thanks for sharing! 1y
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Mdargusch I‘m not sure I knew this! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1y
Reviewsbylola I knew but probably only because I was an English major. I‘ve yet to read any of her books though. 😬 1y
mrsh62010 Silas Marner is so good. I did some research about her after reading that book. I was inspired to read that book after learning an old Steve Martin movie "A Simple Twist of Fate" was based on it. 1y
Meredith3 Good info! Thanks! 1y
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Ms_T
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I love this book and read/listen to it regularly. I couldn‘t resist buying the #Audible version narrated by the wonderful Andrew Sachs.

Birdsong28 Did you see the daily deal the other with Ian Holm reading The Woman in White? I didn't get it because I watched the BBC adaptation a couple of weeks ago and the story dragged I know books are different but I didn't want to find it was just the same. 📚📖 1y
Ms_T @Birdsong28 I didn‘t see that. I‘m trying to reign in my purchases at the moment and tackle my TBR but I couldn‘t resist this audiobook as it‘s one of my faves 😊👍🏻 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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#10booksthatchangedme Day 8

Absolutely amazing. Both the story and the story of the author. I'm surprised it hasn't been made into more movies (there is a Steve Martin movie but they changed the title). It's one of those classics with an ugly cover but amazing story b

Jinjer My 91-yo mother got in trouble in school for “reading ahead” when the class was assigned this book. She was too into it to stop where she was supposed to.😆 1y
LibrarianRyan @Jinjer aaahhhhhh 1y
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I recommend it to all🖤
A beautiful classical book.
Quite enjoyable.
Gives u a glimpse of the lives of the ordinary people .

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Leniverse
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Sometimes George Eliot reaches Jane Austen levels of snark. ?
"She actually said 'mate' for 'meat,' ''appen' for 'perhaps,' and 'oss' for 'horse,' which, to young ladies living in good Lytherly society, who habitually said 'orse, even in domestic privacy, and only said 'appen on the right occasions, was necessarily shocking."

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CSeydel
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#LitsyLoveDay

Congratulations @LazyDays on your milestone!

So many favorite books, I don‘t know how to choose. Two of my all time favorites are A Christmas Carol and Silas Marner.

Good luck everybody!

Bookishthoughts Thank you for entering and good luck! Wow what a great choice I loved The Christmas Carol! 2y
Bookishthoughts 😊💓 2y
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CSeydel
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#7favesin7days

Silas Marner!

2/7

LibrarianRyan Soooo agree 2y
CSeydel @LibrarianRyan it‘s one of the very few books I can reread again and again. 2y
CSeydel And yet I don‘t own it ... hence Ben Kingsley 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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These are my #coololdbooks ...
Better Homes was given to my Grandmother when she and my grandfather got married in 1951. I rescued it from the burn pile.
Silas Marner was my great grandfather‘s school book (gpa‘s dad)
The Shakespeare which is Merchant of Venice was my great Grandmother‘s school book (gma‘s mom)
Lamplighters I bought in an antique store for a few dollars.

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Dulcinella
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I really admire George Elliot. Living 2 centuries ago, she still feels remarkably modern. I particularly enjoyed the humour, the underlying criticism on religion, the class differences, the hypocrisy of certain groups. At the same time there is also a clear endearment towards almost every characters.The most beautiful part was the growing up of Eppie. The way the old Silas falls in love with this child is written with so much warmth! 4 stars

minkyb Nice review! 2y
Dulcinella Thank you @minkyb 😘 2y
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smccallum
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Book haul from a lovely used bookshop in Camden Market today!

TheKidUpstairs Nice haul! I love that No Country cover (and I love Camden Market!) 2y
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Years out from my English degree, and this is still one of my favorite books. #greed #readingresolutions @Jess7

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jhod
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Thanks @jenniferw88 ! I'd like the Eliot or Hemingway to help me in my New Year's resolution to read more classics!
#clearmyshelvesgiveaway

99problemsbutabookaint1 @jenniferw88 You are so awesome thank you Id love to read The Lie Tree! 2y
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In the days when the spinning-wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses-and even great ladies, clothed in silk and threadlace, had their toy spinning-wheels of polished oak-there might be seen, in districts far away among the lanes, or deep in the bosom of the hills, certain pallid undersized men, who, by the side of the brawny country-folk, looked like the remnants of a disinherited race. #SilasMarner #GeorgeEliot #firstline #openingline #booklove

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I got this gorgeous edition of Silas Marner for .50 cents. I can't even. I love this story. And the Gulliver's Travels is pretty dang cool too.

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Ms_T
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I was challenged with dark green by @MrBook in the #bookcolortag. There isn't a lot of that colour in my library but thank goodness my version of Silas Marner is, as it's a favourite of mine 😃

MrBook Wonderful!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Magnifico! 2y
Avanders I didn't realize how much I liked dark green books til I saw these stacks! (edited) 2y
Ms_T @Avanders 😃👍🏻 2y
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hwheaties
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Found in a new (to me) 1898 edition of Silas Marner...that Ursula is a sly critter! I love collecting old books because books but also because of finding things exactly like this.

CrowCAH Awesome; love hand written notes in old books!!! (edited) 2y
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mdbstar12
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I thought this book might be a little too Victorian for my tastes, but it wasn't bad! Pretty short with a good amount of intrigue, all in all a happy little story that left me feeling content.

heikemarie God I despised this one in school. Me and my friends all made jokes about it 24/7. Maybe it's time to revisit! (edited) 2y
mdbstar12 @inwhichHeikereadsharder Haha--I don't know, I can definitely see my high school self not being a fan of it. I will say it was not a book I would've picked up if I hadn't been trying to fulfill a specific reading challenge requirement! 2y
Reviewsbylola I've been meaning to read this. 2y
mdbstar12 @Reviewsbylola It's a pretty quick read! 2y
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Christinak
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I agree with @Jas16 - Silas Marner is a #Scrooge. #characters2017

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 2y
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Jas16
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Silas Marner is a #Scrooge. He loves his hoard of gold but does not value other people. Instead of ghosts, it takes an orphan child to teach him to love. #characters2017

LibrarianRyan 🤓👍❤️. You are so right. This is one of my favorite books!!!! 2y
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Ms_T
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An audiobook I listened to just last week, Silas Marner is a #ManDown on his luck after being accused of theft. Forced to leave his home town and settle elsewhere with no family or friends, Silas becomes a miser and a recluse until a two-year-old orphaned girl appears in his life and turns his world around. #JuneTunz

Cinfhen Nice, going old school 🙌🏻💕 2y
Ms_T @Cinfhen 😃 2y
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Ms_T
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Love, love, love this story. It's charm captured me immediately and never waned. I listened to the audio version via LibriVox and the narrator did a great job. If you enjoy the classics this comes highly recommended.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ms_T
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I'm been laughing out loud whilst listening to the audio version of this on my journey home from work. Not because it's a funny story but because the narrator is hilarious. I'm listening via LibriVox which is free so I suspect the narrations are carried out by amateurs. The voices she does are so amusing and I don't know if she's being funny deliberately, but I think she's ace!

MrBook Added! 😎👌🏻 2y
Ms_T @MrBook 👍🏻😃 2y
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I read the simplified version ages ago and it was so great. Reading the complete version is even better.
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