Silas Marner Book Summary and Study Guide

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Eccentric miser and weaver Silas marner has his gold stolen, and then a blond little girl is left on his doorstep. Silas raises the girl as his own but many years pass before her true identity is revealled - she is the illegitimate daughter of a local gentleman, and he later decides that he wishes to adopt her when he finds that his wife cannot bear him a child. Eppie, the girl redeems Silas from his isolated, friendless and bitter state and helps him to make peace with his own past.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   daughter Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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