This antiquarian book contains George Elliot's 1861 novel, "Silas Marner." It is an ostensibly simple story of a weaver that is famous for its strong sense of realism and its precocious treatment of issues ranging from religion to industrialism. A wonderful example of Elliot's masterful writing, "Silas Marner" is highly recommended for all lovers of English literature. Mary Ann Evans (1819 - 1880), commonly known by her pseudonym 'George Eliot', was an English novelist who is considered to be one of the most accomplished writers of the Victorian era. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.