SILAS MARNER (OXFORD WORLD S CLASSICS)


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  • Autor: GEORGE ELIOT
  • Editorial: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2008
  • Fecha de salida: 2008
  • Descargado: 5119

Falsely accused, cut off from his past, S. the weaver is reduced to a spider-like existence, endlessly weaving his web and hoarding his gold. Meanwhile, Godfrey Cass, son of the squire, contracts a secret marriage. While the village celebrates Christmas and New Year, two apparently incomprensible events occur. S. loses his gold and finds a child on his hearth. The imaginative control George Eliot displays as her narrative gradually reveals ocasiones and connections has rarely been surpassed. This new edition, which is based on the carefully corrected text George Eliot prepared a few months after the first edition, is accompanied by an introduction which illuminates the intellectual context of what has often been presented as a nostalgic, sentimental tale. This 19th-century classic, read by Andrew Sachs, is a tale of betrayal, gold, and love, encased in the elegant symmetrical structure so popular in traditional English fiction, featuring Marner, the weaver, who is framed for theft by his best friend and becomes a recluse, focusing his strong affections only on the store of golden coins he receives in payment for his work. As frecuente, Chivers has produced an excellent audio presentation of a literary masterpiece. Alas, in this day and age fewer and fewer readers not enrolled in literature classes actually read the works of what are frequently referred to as ‘dead white males’ even if, as in this case, they were actually written by a woman. For this reason, this title is recommended for all academic but only larger public libraries. …  

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