Silas Marner

Enhance reading comprehension with a with a guide that contains an overview, discussion questions, follow-up activities and suggestions to be used before, during, and after reading the novel, Silas Marner.
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Professional Articles on Teaching Silas Marner

Crawford, Meda Bonne. "Silas Marner is Fun," The English Journal, XL (June, 1951), p. 338.
Heilman, Robert B. "Return to Raveloe: Thirty-Five Years After," The English Journal, XLVI (January, 1957), pp. 1-10.
McKenzie, Lucy Ann. "More Fun with Silas Marner," The English Journal, XLI (January, 1952) p.41.
Sullivan, Sister Bede. "Silas Marner Letters," The English Journal, XLII (November, 1953), p. 463.

Books on the Setting

Mitchell, Rosemand, and Mary Leys. History of the English People. New York: Longmans, Green & Company, Inc.
Quennell, Marjorie, and H.B. Charles. Everyday Things in England. Volumes 1 and 3. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Street, Alicia. Land of the English People. Revised edition. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company.
Tickner, F.W. Social and Industrial History of England. New York: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Trevelyan, G.M. Illustrated English Social History. Volumes 1 and 4. New York: Longmans, Green & Company Inc.
Williams-Ellis, Anabel, and Frederick J. Fisher. The Story of English Life. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.

Articles on the Author

James, Jr., Henry. "Life of George Eliot," Atlantic Monthly, May 1885.
Myers, Frederic W.H. "George Eliot," Century, November 1881.
Stephen, Leslie. "George Eliot," Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 8, pp. 216-222.

Signet Classic is also proud to publish these other works by George Eliot:

Adam Bede
The Mill on the Floss


W. Geiger Ellis, Ed.D., University of Georgia, with Arthea J.S. Reed, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Asheville

Copyright © 1991 by Penguin USA

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