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This is a book review over Silas Marner which was written by George Eliot Silas Marner was published in 1861 It is a domestic realism type of novel Silas Marner has received much attention and review because of its real life situations and its impelling plot This novel starts out by telling the story of Silas Marner a linen-weaver who moved to Raveloe after being wrongfully accused of stealing money from his church in Lantern Yard Marner is so deeply hurt and offended by this incident that he becomes a recluse who only leaves his remote cottage to go draw water and very rarely talks to his neighbors in Raveloe The one thing that Silas Marner looks forward to doing is sitting down every night to count his gold which he has accumulated from weaving various things for neighbors Marners gold is the only thing that he cherishes and he even starts to become obsessed with this gold In fact he describes his guineas like they are his children There is a prominent well-known man in Raveloe named Squire Cass Cass has two sons one named Godfrey and the other named Dunstan who is known for his bad sense of judgment and conning schemes Godfrey Cass lends his fathers rent money to his brother Dunstan who ends up gambling it all away Not only has Godfrey let Dunstan lose his fathers money but he also has a low class secret wife whom he married one night in a drunken state of mind This secret would not only be very disappointing to his father but also to the woman he is in love with Miss Nancy Lamenter In order to recover his fathers money Godfrey agrees to let Dunstan go and sell his cherished horse named Wildfire While Dunstan is on his way to deliver the horse for his money he tries to jump a fence which ends up killing the horse While Dunstan is walking
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