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Silas Marner by George Eliot
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Aug 14, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: classics, book-club, fiction

Silas Marner is a simple, pious man until he is accused of a theft he did not commit. Becoming a recluse, his only love is the gold he earns through his job as weaver...Until his gold is stolen and replaced by a golden haired orphan girl, once again opening his heart. I occasionally got bogged down in Eliot's language. Especially when she's speaking in a peasant's voice. I also thought the theme of fate vs. God was a bit heavy handed at times. However, I found the story very enjoyable. It was well worth the work of deciphering the language.

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