Silas Marner-XII

  • Author: Rupa Gupta
  • Binding: Paper Back
  • Publisher: G.Ram Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 978-93-83510-67-2
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Edition: 2015

Silas Marner, was written by George Eliot, the pseudonym used by “Mary Anne Evans”. This famous Victorian novel, is part of the Optima, unabridged classics series brought out by G. Ram Books. This series includes select novels prescribed by the CBSE as 'Long Reading Text' for Classes IX to XII. Silas Marner in its unabridged form, is one of the two novels introduced by the CBSE for Class XII. The story begins with Silas Marner, the weaver who comes to live in the village of Raveloe after having been falsely accused of theft, by his best friend. In Raveloe, Marner lives a socially isolated life and his only purpose in life is hoarding money. His life is shattered one night when all his savings are stolen. The incident leaves him devastated. Soon after, his life takes a turn when a little girl walks into his cottage. He adopts and names her Eppi. Ultimately, Eppi becomes instrumental in getting him out of his despair and brings hope and a new joy in his life. Silas Marner, George Eliot's third novel, is remarkable for its powerful realism. The novel explores many different issues like, morality, love, redemption, loneliness faith and religious devotion . The novel begins with betrayal and isolation but ends with love and hope. Published in 1861 Silas Marner, like many of Eliot's other novels, became an instant hit. And today after more than a century the book has still not lost its appeal. The Optima, Unabridged English Classics like all G Ram books, are student-centric and go beyond the classroom. Special care has been taken in designing the book in a manner that will bring the theme alive for the reader. The exercises have been created keeping in mind the need to develop the student's creativity and thinking skills. Salient Features of the Book • Original unabridged text • Brief outline of the plot in the beginning of each chapter • Meanings of difficult words and phrases in each page • A more comprehensive summary at the end of the chapter • In-text Questions to Ponder Over • End-of-chapter–Assignments based on interpretation, inference, theme, plot and understanding of incidents and characters • Character analysis of the important characters • A brief synopsis of the complete novel for better comprehension • Questions for practice—Theme, plot and character based questions • Questions with solved answers for guidance • Profusely illustrated • Important Quotes All the books in this series have been prepared strictly in accordance with the CBSE guidelines to enable students understand and appreciate some of the great enduring English Classics.

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