Silas Marner and Two Short Stories.Bog
The story opens as Silas Marner, falsely accused of theft, loses everything, including his faith in God. Embittered and alienated from his fellw man, he moves to the village of Raveloe, where he becomes a waver. Taking refuge in his work, Silas slowly begins to accumulate god – his only joy in life – until one day that too is stolen from him. Then one dark evening, a beautiful, godel-haried child, lost and seeing the light from Silas’s cottage, toddles in through his doorway. As Silas grows to love the girl as if she were his own daughter, his life changes into something precious. But his happiness is threatened when the orphan’s real father comes to claim the girl as his own, and Silas must face losing a treasure greater than alla the gold in the world. The volume also includes two shorter works by Eliot: “The Lifted Veil”, a Gothic fantasy about a morbid young clairvoynat. And “Brother Jacob”, a deliciously satirical fable about a confectioner’s apprentice.
Barnes & Noble Classics, New York, 2005.