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.
Baker & Taylor
Disappointed in friendship and love and embittered by a false accusation, weaver Silas Marner retreats from the world with his loom, but soon finds his monastic existence disturbed by the arrival of a golden-haired child. Reissue.
The lonely life of a miserly recluse is changed when he takes in an orphaned girl and raises her as his own daughter.
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