2) Silas Marner
When Silas Marner is wrongly accused of crime and expelled from his community, he vows to turn his back upon the world. He moves to the village of Raveloe, where he remains an outsider and an object of suspicion until an extraordinary sequence of events, including the theft of his gold and the appearance of a tiny, golden-haired child in his cottage, transforms his life. Part beautifully realized rural portraiture and part fairy tale, the...
3) Adam Bede
A young carpenter living in the fiction community of Hayslope, Adam Bede falls desperately in love with a local beauty, Hetty Sorrel. When two newcomers arrive in town—a gallant young captain and Hetty's gentle cousin Dinah—the affections and desires of these young people are pitted against the pressures of their social situations.
Adam Bede is the first novel written by author George Eliot and was met with critical acclaim upon...