Hardcover. Edinburgh & London. William Blackwood & Sons. 1861. 1st Edition. Very Good.
Bound in original publishers cloth with 16 page catalogue. Unrestored with very minimal fading and wear, just slightly cocked. Gilted spine a bit dulled. Internally some light scattered foxing, former owner's bookplate, otherwise a very handsome copy. George Eliot was the pen name for by Mary Anne Evans, a top writer of the Victorian Era who chose to write under a male pseudonym so that her works would be taken more seriously. In addition to writing novels, she edited and contributed to the left-wing journal The Westminster Review as one of the only female editors of her time. Her novels were praised for being socially and politically conscious and realistic depictions of country life. Silas Marner is a miser and recluse in the small town of Raveloe. His world is completely changed when he adopts an orphan, Eppie. While caring for Eppie, Silas learns the power of love and becomes accepted by his community.