For 15 years Silas Marner, the lonely, friendless weaver, has lived in exile, shunned by society after being falsely accused of a robbery. The only thing Marner cares about is his pile of gold, which suddenly disappears one day. Bitter and despondent, the weaver finds an abandoned young girl named Eppie and decides to take care of her. This classic novel was one of the most popular and acclaimed novels of the 19th century. It is a timeless fable about love, friendship, redemption, and the danger of choosing greed over true happiness.
Silas Marner tells the story of its namesake character, betrayed, exiled, and defrauded of the meager earnings from his loom. Margaret Hilton, a veteran performer of unabridged classics, brings a steadfast, understated eloquence to the hapless Marner, as he perseveres through seemingly endless misfortune. Increasingly isolated and despondent, Marner's prospects change when he finds a young orphan girl shivering in the snow. As Marner finds redemption in the love of his adoptive daughter, he manages to shake the demons of his past and find contentment in the arms of friends and family. Ultimately, Marner's plight is a testament to love, community, and faith - qualities that endure for Marner even as the corrupting tendencies of industrialization and greed threaten to destroy them.
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Rather sentimental story
A beautiful text but poor recording