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BOOK REVIEW: Silas Marner by George Eliot (Review by John Purcell)

This short novel used to be taught in schools. And I can see why. It is short. It is entertaining. And it is short. Teachers have always had trouble getting teenagers to read books of a quality worth teaching. How they would have rejoiced on finding a book like Silas Marner. It is a perfectly formed and executed story. And thoroughly readable and exceedingly engaging. Times have changed somewha... Read more

by | October 16, 2015