Silas Marner
George Eliot
Contributed by Harvey Landy
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Chapter 1

The novel opens with the narrator’s description of a kind of landscape in the early part of the nineteenth century: one of great industry, with s...

Chapter 2

Raveloe is quite different from Lantern Yard. It’s more prosperous, and in Silas’ crisis of faith, such luxury seems obscene. He is in a numbed...

Chapter 3

Squire Cass is the most important man in Raveloe, we’re told. He lives in a red stone house -- referred to as the "Red House" -- opposite the chu...

Chapter 4

The next morning, Dunstan’s horseback ride takes him by Silas’ house. He briefly considers having Godfrey ask Silas for a loan, but he’s ridi...

Chapter 5

When Dunstan leaves, Silas is approaching his house. He’d been at the Lammeter house earlier, and had come home with some bacon that Priscilla --...

Chapter 6

Chapter six is a transcript of the gossip that is going on just before Silas enters the Rainbow -- most of which is devoted to discussing the Lamme...

Chapter 7

Silas’ arrival at the pub throws a hush over the people, since he’s never been there before, to their knowledge. Silas enters, declares he’s ...

Chapter 8

Godfrey returns from a party at Mrs. Osgood’s, and finds Dunstan not at home. By the next morning, he’s still not returned. The entire village ...

Chapter 9

At breakfast the following morning, after an apparent change of heart, Godfrey tells his father about Wildfire’s being staked and killed, and the...

Chapter 10

Without the thought of his stash to sustain him, Silas begins to become very depressed. He loses interest in his work, moaning and groaning as he t...

Chapter 11

The chapter opens with a view of Nancy Lammeter approaching the Cass Christmas party and ruminating about Godfrey. She’s unsure of what Godfrey f...

Chapter 12

While Godfrey and Nancy are flirting, we’re told, Godfrey’s wife -- Molly, an opium addict -- is walking towards Raveloe, holding her child in ...

Chapter 13

We’re back at the Red House. It’s later in the evening, and the guests have gotten drunker. Godfrey has his eyes trained on Nancy, who’s sitt...

Chapter 14

Silas’ decision to keep the child further warms the hearts of the villagers towards him. The women, especially, fly to his aid, giving him advice...

Chapter 15

Godfrey, of course, watches Eppie’s progress with more interest than the rest of the villagers. He is careful not to manifest his stakes here, ho...

Chapter 16

It is sixteen years after Silas and Eppie have found each other. The church bells are ringing, and the villagers are leaving the church. Out comes ...

Chapter 17

We’re back at the Lammeters with Priscilla, Nancy and their father. Godfrey comes by and announces that he’s going to go for a Sunday stroll. N...

Chapter 18

Godfrey returns, trembling. He’s quite startled. The stone-pit near Silas’ house has run dry and Dunstan’s skeleton has been found there. The...

Chapter 19

Eppie and Silas are sitting alone at the cottage. The gold is lying on a table near them. Silas says that he feels that although the money was take...

Chapter 20

Nancy and Godfrey walk home in distress. He realizes that there are debts he has that he can’t pay off and seems somewhat relieved that the whole...

Chapter 21

Silas tells Eppie at breakfast the following morning that he wants them to go to Lantern Yard so he can exonerate himself from the robbery that eve...

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