Silas Marner

  • by George Eliot
  • Narrated by Freda Dowie
  • 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is a tale straight from the fireside. We are compelled to follow the humble and mysterious figure of the linen weaver Silas Marner on his journey from solitude and exile to the warmth and joy of family life. His path is a strange one; when he loses his hoard of hard-earned coins all seems to be lost, but in place of the golden guineas come the golden curls of a child - and from desolate misery comes triumphant joy.


Audible Editor Reviews

The noted English actress Freda Dowie (famed from television shows such as Upstairs, Downstairs and Lovejoy) turns in a fine performance in her narration of George Eliot's classic tale. A weaver who has been exiled from his religious community on false charges, Silas Marner cares only for his growing collection of gold coins, until they are stolen and replaced by a golden-haired child. Against the odds, the pair form a powerful bond that transcends money and the petty village characters around them. A tale about the redemptive power of love and the importance of social responsibility.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-18-2009
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks