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SILAS MARNER The Weaver of Raveloe George Eliot

SILAS MARNER The Weaver of Raveloe

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    SILAS MARNER The Weaver of Raveloe

    Editorial: George Eliot

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9786050443820

    Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

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      SILAS MARNER The Weaver of Raveloe George Eliot

      SILAS MARNER The Weaver of Raveloe

      Medios de pago

        SILAS MARNER The Weaver of Raveloe

        Editorial: George Eliot

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9786050443820

        Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

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          Sinopsis
          The novel is set in the early years of the 19th century. Silas Marner, a weaver, is a member of a small Calvinist congregation in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England. He is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over the very ill deacon. Two clues are given against Silas: a pocket knife, and the discovery in his own house of the bag formerly containing the money. There is the strong suggestion that Silas' best friend, William Dane, has framed him, since Silas had lent his pocket knife to William shortly before the crime was committed. Silas is proclaimed guilty. The woman Silas was to marry breaks their engagement and later marries William. With his life shattered and his heart broken, Silas leaves Lantern Yard and the city.Marner travels south to the Midlands and settles near the rural village of Raveloe, where he lives alone, with only minimal contact with the residents. He comes to adore the gold he earns and hoards from his weaving.The gold is stolen by Dunstan ("Dunsey") Cass, a dissolute younger son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. Silas sinks into a deep gloom, despite the villagers' attempts to aid him. Dunsey disappears, but little is made of this not unusual behaviour, and no association is made between him and the theft.Godfrey Cass, Dunsey's elder brother, also harbours a secret. He is married to, but estranged from, Molly Farren, an opium-addicted woman of low birth living in another town. This secret prevents Godfrey from marrying Nancy Lammeter, a young woman of high social and moral standing. On a winter's night, Molly tries to make her way to Squire Cass's New Year's Eve party with her two-year-old girl to announce that she is Godfrey's wife and ruin him. On the way, she takes opium and lies down in the snow. The child wanders away and into Silas' house. Silas follows her tracks in the snow and discovers the woman dead. When he goes to the party for help, Godfrey heads to the scene, but resolves to tell no one that Molly was his wife. Molly's death conveniently puts an end to the marriage....
          Acerca de George Eliot

          <p><b>Mary Ann Evans, George Eliot</b> para la historia de la literatura, nació en 1819 en Chilvers Coton (Warwickshire), hija de un agente inmobiliario. A los ocho años se la consideraba ya fuera de lo normal por su peculiar inteligencia y brillantez; a los diecisiete confesaba su agnosticismo, y su padre, que le había dado una rigurosa educación religiosa, la echó de casa.</p><p> De hecho, sus primeras obras surgieron a raíz de esa truncada formación: tradujo la <i>Vida de Jesús</i> del teólogo alemán David Strauss y proyectó escribir una historia de la Iglesia desde Jesús hasta la Reforma. Tradujo <i>La esencia del cristianismo</i> de Feuerbach y la <i>Ética</i> de Spinoza y se hizo cargo de la subdirección de la revista <i>Westminster Review</i>, el foro intelectual progresista más importante de su tiempo.</p><p> El crítico George Henry Lewes, que la alentó a dedicarse a la literatura, llegaría a ser su compañero: decidieron vivir juntos a pesar de que él estaba casado.</p><p> Las primeras novelas de George Eliot, situadas en su Warwichshire natal, tienen cierto aire idílico: <i>Scenes of Clerical Life</i> (1858), <i>Adam Bede</i> (1859), <i>El molino junto al Floss</i> (1860), <i>Silas Marner</i> (1861), aunque algunos insólitos experimentos, como la novela corta <i>El velo alzado</i> (1859; ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XXVIII), anunciaron ya a una escritora de gran ambición y originalidad. Con la novela histórica <i>Romola</i> (1863) inició su etapa de madurez, caracterizada por un realismo de fuerte base intelectual: a ella pertenecen <i>Felix Holt</i> (1866), <i>Middlemarch</i> (1871-1872) y <i>Daniel Deronda</i> (1876). A la muerte de Lewes en 1878, se ocupó de concluir la obra más importante de éste, <i>Problems of Life and Mind</i>. En 1880 se casó con el agente de bolsa John Walter Cross, pero en diciembre de ese mismo año falleció en Londres.</p>

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