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Silas Marner Audiobook

Silas Marner

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Silas Marner is a dramatic novel by great Victorian novelist George Eliot.

First published in 1861 it tells the tale of the lonely weaver Silas Marner who, after suffering betrayal and rejection, leaves his community to become a recluse obsessed only with accumulating money. One day Silas's money is stolen by Dunstan Cass, a dissolute son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. The loss of his gold drives Silas into a deep gloom, until one day a little golden-haired orphan girl wanders into his home to change his life forever. Set at the beginning of the industrial revolution, Eliot weaves a telling social commentary into an inspiring tale of love and redemption.

English novelist George Eliot (1819-1880), real name Mary Ann (Marian) Evans was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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    Doll house addict 07/04/2013

    Artist and miniaturist - I make tiny flowers and plants for collectors' dolls' houses, and sell them on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/Marianne26)

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    "A classic reading"

    A classic reading of a classic novel. The narration flows like honey (but isn't too sweet!). If you enjoy being transported to a different age and society with really believable and well drawn characters whose joys and woes are recognisable in any period, than you will enjoy this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff Frinton on Sea, United Kingdom 14/10/2012
    Cliff Frinton on Sea, United Kingdom 14/10/2012 Listener Since 2009

    Has lived in Essex with his wife Margaret and two sons since becoming a Free Church minister in 1984. Has recently recorded the whole Bible!

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    "Part of our heritage"

    Full of memories taking me back to grammar school where it was one of my books to read. The narrator is outstanding and adds a whole new dimension to this classic novel.

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    Andrew West Wickham, Kent, United Kingdom 11/12/2009
    Andrew West Wickham, Kent, United Kingdom 11/12/2009
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    "Sympathetic"

    Beautifully read as ever by Woolf - giving all the characters sympathy and dignity.

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    09/06/12
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    "If you like classic literature..."

    ...it doesn't get any better than this .George Elliot was clearly a genius. I would feel embarrassed to pretend to write any review of this, other than I enjoyed it immensely!

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  • Devin
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    02/11/11
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    "The narrator makes this great."

    I must have read this book in high school; probably didn't appreciate it much as an assignment. The story line is great. Eliot's turns of phrase and philosophizing are charming. But what makes this a great listen, is the narration. Woolf gives a perfect rendering of different characters and accents without being obtrusive.His warm gravelly voice and measure cadence are perfect while falling asleep, but you can't because the story keeps you captivated.

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