1) Silas Marner
4) Adam Bede
In the novel Felix Holt, the Radical, George Eliot (the pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans) turns her attention to political affairs. However, although the Reform movement of the early 1800s is an important plot point in the novel, the tale focuses more on the intersection between politics and society, and the myriad ways in which changes in the law can and do affect family and intimate relationships.
This adaptation of George Eliot's beloved novel The Mill on the Floss will engage and delight readers young and old alike. The story focuses on the lives of a pair of siblings, Tom and Maggie Tulliver, who grow up in a bucolic but hardscrabble rural setting in the fictional town of St. Ogg's.
Silas Marner is accused of stealing funds from his small Christian congregation. Presumed guilty by his community and rejected by the woman he loves, Silas leaves and lives as a recluse near Raveloe village. He takes refuge only in working and attaining wealth, until his precious gold is stolen from him. But a child, her mother found dead in the snow, is thrust into his life, changing it completely. Ultimately, Silas Marner is a redeeming...
Masterpiece theatre collection volume Season 32