It is now in the public domain, and can be read in its entirety here. Steve Martin produced, wrote and starred in a modern-day movie adaptation of Silas Marner called A Simple Twist of Fate, released in 1994.
Contains examples of the following tropes:
- Blackmail: Dunstan to Godfrey.
- Character Title
- Daddy's Girl: Eppie
- Et Tu, Brute?: Silas's backstory involves being framed by his best friend.
- Evil Stole My Faith: 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.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Eppie, symbolizing the gold Silas lost.
- Happily Adopted: Silas and Eppie
- Karmic Death: Dunstan
- Loners Are Freaks: This is kind of the point of the novel, but it's also the general attitude of the townspeople.
- Miscarriage of Justice: What forces Marner out of his hometown.
- Nurture over Nature
- Riddle for the Ages: Silas himself lampshades that he'll never know whether or not he was ever proved innocent of theft.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: Inverted with Silas.
- The Scrooge: Silas in the first part of the book.
- You Can't Fight Fate