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Silas Marner

£9.99

Product description

Hardback. Red cloth covered book. Outer boards are very faded and have staining. Book at some point has been water damaged, some pages therefore are dyed a red/purple on there outer edge. Pages have some foxing but are clean and readable, the water damage has only affected some pages and only there outer edges, none of the text has been damaged. Inscription from previous owner. Black & white illustrations throughout.

Published by Collins' Clear Type Press, circa 1904.

The novel is set in the early years of the 19th century. Silas Marner, a weaver, is a member of a small Calvinist congregation in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England. He is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over the very ill deacon. Two clues are given against Silas: a pocket knife, and the discovery in his own house of the bag formerly containing the money. There is the strong suggestion that Silas' best friend, William Dane, has framed him, since Silas had lent his pocket knife to William shortly before the crime was committed. Silas is proclaimed guilty. The woman Silas was to marry breaks their engagement and later marries William. With his life shattered and his heart broken, Silas leaves Lantern Yard and the city.

Marner travels south to the Midlands and settles near the rural village of Raveloe, where he lives alone, choosing to have only minimal contact with the residents. He comes to adore the gold he earns and hoards from his weaving.

The gold is stolen by Dunstan ("Dunsey") Cass, a dissolute younger son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. Silas sinks into a deep gloom, despite the villagers' attempts to aid him. Dunsey disappears, but little is made of this not unusual behaviour, and no association is made between him and the theft.

Item details

Author(s):
Elliot, George
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
16cm x 11cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
312
Publisher:
Collins Clear Type Press

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Hardback. Red cloth covered book. Outer boards are very faded and have staining. Book at some point has been water damaged, some pages therefore are dyed a red/purple on there outer edge. Pages have some foxing but are clean and readable, the water damage has only affected some pages and only there outer edges, none of the text has been damaged. Inscription from previous owner. Black & white illustrations throughout.

Published by Collins' Clear Type Press, circa 1904.

The novel is set in the early years of the 19th century. Silas Marner, a weaver, is a member of a small Calvinist congregation in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England. He is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over the very ill deacon. Two clues are given against Silas: a pocket knife, and the discovery in his own house of the bag formerly containing the money. There is the strong suggestion that Silas' best friend, William Dane, has framed him, since Silas had lent his pocket knife to William shortly before the crime was committed. Silas is proclaimed guilty. The woman Silas was to marry breaks their engagement and later marries William. With his life shattered and his heart broken, Silas leaves Lantern Yard and the city.

Marner travels south to the Midlands and settles near the rural village of Raveloe, where he lives alone, choosing to have only minimal contact with the residents. He comes to adore the gold he earns and hoards from his weaving.

The gold is stolen by Dunstan ("Dunsey") Cass, a dissolute younger son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. Silas sinks into a deep gloom, despite the villagers' attempts to aid him. Dunsey disappears, but little is made of this not unusual behaviour, and no association is made between him and the theft.

Author(s):
Elliot, George
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
16cm x 11cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
312
Publisher:
Collins Clear Type Press

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