CBSE has prescribed the long reading texts from the academic year 2012-13 to be included in curriculum of secondary education. The Board states that it is must to foster good reading habits in students of secondary education and thereby develop their imagination, expression and linguistic skills.
In order to provide appropriate reading text for class 12th students we bring this unabridged edition of “Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe” by George Eliot with Short Summary, Vocabulary, Summary, Character Sketch and Question Answer. The text is supported with relevant sketches that engage a reader into imagination. Set in the early years of 19th century this novel is a simple tale of a linen weaver. Being the third work of George Eliot, this book is notable for its strong realism and its sophisticated treatment of variety of issues like religion, industrialization and community.
George Eliot was the pen name used by Mary Anne to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. Eliot wrote with a politically astute pen, with deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portrait.