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Silas Marner: The Weaver Of Raveloe (1861): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching George Eliot's Silas Marner: The Weaver Of Raveloe.

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Read or Search Eliot's Silas Marner Online

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Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Silas Marner. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • British Authors [5]
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction [vol 2]
  • The Critical Temper [vol 3]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 4]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Places [vol 3]
  • Cyclopepdia of World Authors [vol 2]
  • The Library of Literary Criticism [vol 7]
  • Masterplots [vol 10]
  • Ninteenth-Century Literary Criticism (NCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 4, 13, 23, 41, 49, 89, 118, 183, 199] - look for Silas Marner in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
    • [vol 32] - locate the topical essay "The Victorian Novel"
    • [vol 96] - locate the topical essay "Orientalism"
    • [vol 176] - locate the topical essay "Motherhood in Nineteenth-Century Literature"
  • Novels for Students [vol 20]
  • The Victorian Novel

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for:

  • Eliot, George (1819-1880)

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about George Eliot, as well criticism and interpretation of Eliot's works.

eBook Spotlight

You might find the following eBooks useful for researching Silas Marner

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