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Author: George Eliot

Year Published: 1861

Type: Novel

Genre: Allegory

Perspective and Narrator:

Silas Marner is told in the third person by an omniscient narrator.


Silas Marner is written in the past tense.

About the Title:

Silas Marner, which is named after the novel's central character, is usually referred to without the subtitle, The Weaver of Raveloe, which states Silas Marner's trade and chosen hometown.


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