Silas Marner by George Eliot

Silas Marner, a weaver, is wrongfully accused of theft and excommunicated from his community in Lantern Yard. He moves to the village of Raveloe, where he lives as a recluse, hoarding his money. After his money is stolen, he adopts a young girl named Eppie, who was abandoned near his home. Eppie's presence transforms Silas's life, and he becomes a cherished member of the community. The novel explores themes of betrayal, redemption, and the transformative power of love.

The 411th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 820

Since this book was first published in 1861, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 820.0.

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