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Silas Marner By George Eliot, by Graham Handley

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Kathi (kathijo) | 66 comments I chose this for my Week 9 book - A classic book with less than 200 pages.

I found it was quite painful to read. I am just not a fan of classic literature. Although it's a good story and I would enjoy a contemporary version, this was just not enjoyable at all.

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Veronica | 797 comments I just finished this one. I enjoyed it, though there were some plot lines I didn't care for such as Dunsey's arrogance and Godfrey's cowardice. I like classics, but this isn't at the top of the list for me.

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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1094 comments Silas Marner
Silas Marner by George Eliot

GR synopsis:
Embittered by a false accusation, disappointed in friendship and love, the weaver Silas Marner retreats into a long twilight life alone with his loom. . . and his gold. Silas hoards a treasure that kills his spirit until fate steals it from him and replaces it with a golden-haired founding child. Where she came from, who her parents were, and who really stole the gold are the secrets that permeate this moving tale of guilt and innocence. A moral allegory of the redemptive power of love, it is also a finely drawn picture of early nineteenth-century England in the days when spinning wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses, and of a simple way of life that was soon to disappear.

I recently read this as part of my 2016 PopSugar Challenge, a book you can finish in a day. This book was pretty good. Very emotional, but also dry at the same time. I'm happy to read classics, but there are some, like this one, that I'm just happy to get to the end of it.


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