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Silas Marner by George Eliot
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Mar 05, 2012

it was amazing
Read in March, 2012

Silas Marner is a lovely book. Silas was a good man and had a happy life in a little town in northern England, when his best friend committed an awful act of treachery against him, causing him to have to flee the area because of false accusations. He ended up in another little town as a stranger in looks, profession, and religion. He worked hard at his solitary trade and kept closely to himself, except when selling his product. Then his world fell apart again, brought about by the obnoxious son of a wealthy neighbor. But this great grief brought sympathy from the village, and when a toddler wanders into his open door in the midst of a snowy, freezing night, he feels she came to him for a reason, and he adopted her and brought her up with much love and tenderness. He reached out to his neighbors from that point on, in order to learn how best to care for her. The circumstances of her birth parents and their impact on her life are brought into the story, and it is with great delight we see the growth of Silas's happiness. I listened to this book as a free download from Librivox.org.
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