Silas Marner

Biography: George Eliot

George Eliot, born as Mary Ann Evans in 1819, grew up in England, quickly learning about the Victorian culture around her despite the country’s increasing growth of industrialism. Eliot did exceptionally well at the boarding schools she attended as a child. Her road to success was being paved. At the age of seventeen her mother …

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Silas Marner: Top Ten Quotes

“…the past becomes dreamy because its symbols have all vanished, and the present too is dreamy because it is linked with no memories.”– Eliot in chapter 1, describing Silas’s withdrawal from society. “…like the weaving and satisfaction of hunger, subsisting quite aloof from the life of belief and love from which he had been cut …

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