Additional Resources for Silas Marner by George Eliot

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Beer, Gillian, George Eliot, Indiana University Press, 1986, pp. 108—46.

In this feminist study, Beer discusses Silas Marner, Romola, and Felix Holt in terms of the displacement involved in proposing a conflict between natural parents and nurturing parents.

Johnstone, Peggy Fitzburgh, The Transformation of Rage: Mourning and Creativity in George Eliot's Fiction, New York University Press, 1994, pp. 68—94.

This is a Freudian interpretation of the novel, including a discussion of what is called obsessive-compulsive disorder (repetitious actions and thoughts) and its cure.

McCormack, Kathleen, George Eliot and Intoxication: Dangerous Drugs for the Condition of England, St. Martin's Press, 2000, pp. 91—109.

As part of her study of Eliot's drug metaphors, McCormack analyzes the novel as a parable of addiction and recovery.

Speaight, Robert, Review of Silas Marner, in George Eliot, 2d ed., Arthur Barker, 1968, pp. 61—67.

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