• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Eliot, George. Silas Marner. Chatto and Windus, 1978. Sixth edition.
• Eliot gives a rather detailed description of Raveloe in the English countryside where Silas Marner lives. The town is in the countryside and quite behind the times.
• The character, mannerisms, and reputation of Silas Marner are described. We hear of a particular malady that afflicts him, which seems to be manifested in the form of seizures in which the weaver loses his awareness of his surroundings.
• Marner is valuable to Raveloe as a talented linen-weaver. But he is seen as both private and odd, with a dark history that no one knows about. His bitter, reticent attitude strongly indicates that he does not want to be a part of the community he lives in.
• Marner’s past is explained, in which he came from...
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