''Silas Marner'' is an 1861 novel written by Creator/GeorgeEliot. Unlike other Eliot novels, ''Silas Marner'' is a very compact book with a straightforward narrative and very few subplots. It concerns Marner, a weaver unfairly forced out of his home village after being framed for robbery. Moving to the small town of Raveloe, he leads a quiet, lonely life where he hoards his money and is treated with suspicion by the townspeople until he is struck by tragedy, and then redemption, shortly thereafter.

It is now in the public domain, and can be read in its entirety [[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/550 here]].
!!Contains examples of the following tropes:
* {{Blackmail}}: Dunstan to Godfrey.
* CharacterTitle
* DaddysGirl: Eppie
* EtTuBrute: Silas's backstory involves being framed by his best friend.
* EvilStoleMyFaith: Silas's mistreatment by his church in his backstory causes him to lose his belief in religion, but he recovers some faith as the novel progresses.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Eppie, symbolizing the gold Silas lost.
* HappilyAdopted: Silas and Eppie
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Dunstan]]
* LonersAreFreaks: This is kind of the point of the novel, but it's also the general attitude of the townspeople.
* MiscarriageOfJustice: What forces Marner out of his hometown.
* NurtureOverNature
* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler: Silas himself lampshades that he'll never know whether or not he was ever proved innocent of theft.]]
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: Inverted with Silas.
* TheScrooge: Silas in the first part of the book.
* YouCantFightFate