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By George Eliot

The radical is determined within the early years of the nineteenth century. Silas Marner, a weaver, is a member of a small Calvinist congregation in Lantern backyard, a slum highway in an unnamed urban in Northern England. he's falsely accused of stealing the congregation's cash whereas staring at over the very sick deacon. clues are given opposed to Silas: a pocket knife, and the invention in his personal condominium of the bag previously containing the cash. there's the powerful recommendation that Silas' ally, William Dane, has framed him, in view that Silas had lent his pocket knife to William almost immediately prior to the crime was once devoted. Silas is proclaimed accountable. the lady Silas used to be to marry breaks their engagement and later marries William. along with his existence shattered and his center damaged, Silas leaves Lantern backyard and the town. Marner travels south to the Midlands and settles close to the agricultural village of Raveloe in Warwickshire, the place he lives on my own, deciding upon to have simply minimum touch with the citizens. He involves adore the gold he earns and hoards from his weaving. The gold is stolen by means of Dunstan ("Dunsey") Cass, a dissolute more youthful son of Squire Cass, the town's prime landowner. Silas sinks right into a deep gloom, regardless of the villagers' makes an attempt to help him. Dunsey disappears, yet little is made up of this commonplace behaviour, and no organization is made among him and the robbery.

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