Silas Marner is a member of a Christian congregation in Lantern's Yand. He is accused of stealing the congregation's funds and when proclaimed guilty his life is shattered.
He moves near the village of Raveloe. One Winter's day, a child walks into his house. He follows her steps and finds her dead mother in the snow. He decides to keep and raise the child,naming her Eppie.She grows up to be the pride of the town and her true father, a rich gentleman of the town, reveals his true identity and offers her a proper place in society.But she decides against it, staying with Silas and finally marries a local boy named Aaron.