Silas Marner

After an unfair banishment from a Puritan religious community, Silas Marner adopts a life of near-solitude, forsaking faith in God and his fellow man and replacing it with the worship of gold coins which he keeps hidden in his cottage. A series of events ulimately displace gold from the center of Marner's world and restores other people to his world. The often overlooked story recounts a deeply humanizing journey.

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter XI

Chapter XII

Chapter XIII

Chapter XIV

Chapter XV

Chapter XVI

Chapter XVII

Chapter XVIII

Chapter XIX

Chapter XX

Chapter XXI


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