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Eliot’s Silas Marner

Our copy of the book


How many of you have read Eliot’s Silas Marner?

How many of you knew that Eliot was really a woman?

Mary Ann Evans aka George Eliot


Yep, her name was Mary Ann Evans and George Eliot was her pen name. I looked her up and what’s humorous about that is, the more she aged, the more she kind of looked like a man too! Anyway, she was born in 1819 and died in 1880 in London.

We recently acquired a copy of this classic when we took a few things from Dave’s mom’s house, along with a box of ancient letters we will have to some day go through. It’s tiny and old, so old that I’m scared to turn the pages. I want to read it, but I think I’ll find an eBook or library book and keep this one in tact.

I was curious to see how much it its worth, let me just say…too bad it’s not a first edition…that would make it VERY valuable. This is small enough to fit in a purse, the copyright is 1899 by The MacMillan Company. It has hand written notes in the very front and back, like maybe the students who read it before made their notations in each class, yet the writing is cursive and very small, so it’s hard for me to read.

Do any of you have knowledge of this book? Did you have to read it in school? Tell me all about it, I’m very curious!


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