1861 Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe
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First Edition, Leather Binding
The first edition.
Bound without the half-title and adverts.
'Silas Marner' is a realism novel by George Eliot, following the life of a linen weaver in the early years of the nineteenth century.
Silas, the eponymous character, lives in a small Calvinist gongrection in a slum street, Lantern Yard, in Northern England.
The novel ruminates on the vanished rural world with the Industrial Revolution, a common theme in Eliot's writings.
George Eliot was the pseudonym used by the writer Mary Ann Evans. She published under a male name to escape the preconceived ideas about women's fiction during the era. Eliot is one of the best known Victorian writers, and many believe that her novel 'Middlemarch' is the greatest novel in the English Language. Her other works include 'Adam Bede', 'Romola', and 'Daniel Deronda'.
In a half morocco binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, rubbed to the boards and spine. A small amount of loss to the head of the spine. Minor bumping to the extremities. Spine is faded. Hinges are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with some spotting. Lacking the half-title and adverts.
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