This volume is part of a series of novels, plays and stories intended for use at GCSE level. Silas Marner is a linen weaver, working alone in his cottage. He loves only his gold, until he meets the abandoned golden-haired child of an opium addict. Each book in the series provides guidance and support to enable students to begin their GCSE work immediately, even on their own. The study material includes: the writer on writing - a section by or about the writer exploring the process of writing; an introduction for GCSE readers; guidance on keeping a reading log; a glossary; and a full study programme designed for the National Curriculum and GCSE syllabuses in English and English Literature. Although the study material is written with GCSE students in mind, it could also be used with A level students.