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Silas Marner

George Eliot

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Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. New York: Allen Lane / The Penguin Press, 1996.

Beer, John B. Providence and Love: Studies in Wordsworth, Channing, Myers, George Eliot, and Ruskin. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Bodenheimer, Rosemarie. The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans: George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1994.

Carroll, David, ed. George Eliot: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge, 1995.

Hardy, Barbara Nathan, ed. Critical Essays on George Eliot. London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1970.

Hutchinson, Stuart, ed. George Eliot: Critical Assessments. Robertsbridge, UK: Helm Information, 1996.

Levine, George, ed. The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Showalter, Elaine. A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1999.

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Discuss the role of chance and coincidence in the novel Silas Marner.

by touhidsm, June 19, 2014

Answer: One of the main themes of Silas Marner is the nature of chance. Chance and coincidence play an important role in the novel Silas Marner. They influence the action in this novel. The novelist George Eliot has shown how chance and coincidence contribute a lot to the development of the life of the protagonist Silas Marner and in the lives of some other character.

Chance and coincidence are determining factors in the life of Silas Marner. Marner perfectly an innocent man. He is religious man in the treat sense of the term. He giv... Read more


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Discuss the character of Silas Marner.

by touhidsm, June 19, 2014

Answer: Silas is in no way a heroic character. He is not notably intelligent or courageous or unselfish. The novel ‘Silas Marner’ by George Eliot is famous for having some important characters. George Eliot is famous for delineating characters. Silas Marner is the unique creation of the novelist. The novelist has delineated the character of Silas Marner with all artistic beauty.

Silas Marner is a man of high religious disposition. But circumstances make him irreligious. He is the man who is the victim of circumstances. Once he dis... Read more


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