• Silas Marner

  • Penguin Classics
  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Jan Francis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Silas Marner

By: George Eliot
Narrated by: Jan Francis
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This Penguin Classic is performed by Jan Francis, star of Just Good Friends. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by David Carroll. Wrongly 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 the little girl he adopts, is entwined with Godfrey Cass, son of the village Squire, 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 life.

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Marilyn Evans

Hard work getting into the story but its worth the effort .. its a very beautiful story