The Classics Club Spin Result

The result of the Classics Club Spin is No. 1 which for me is Silas Marner by George Eliot. I am so pleased – I wanted a short book and lo and behold this is a short book!

Although the shortest of George Eliot’s novels, Silas Marner is one of her most admired and loved works. It tells the sad story of the unjustly exiled Silas Marner – a handloom linen weaver of Raveloe in the agricultural heartland of England – and how he is restored to life by the unlikely means of the orphan child Eppie.

Silas Marner is a tender and moving tale of sin and repentance set in a vanished rural world and holds the reader’s attention until the last page as Eppie’s bonds of affection for Silas are put to the test.

First published in 1861 as Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe, George Eliot described it as ‘a story of old-fashioned English life’.

6 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin Result

  1. Glad to hear the spin went the way you wanted, Margaret. I’ll be looking forward to your review when you’ve finished.


  2. Glad you got a short one like you wanted and I hope you enjoy it. Sadly, I wasn’t able to take part this time as I have just been too busy to even make a list. Hopefully I will be able to take part next time.


  3. This is one of those books that I read in high school, maybe age 14, and reread as an adult. While I didn’t loathe it, I certainly appreciated and enjoyed it much more as an adult. Actually quite a beautiful book–I think the writing is sublime, but then I am an Eliot fan. And it is short!


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