These comments are on the book / print quality rather than on the content.
The version i have received, from Amazon, looks like someone has photocopied the original.. Pictures are black and white (other York Notes i have received have colour pictures). In addition, some of the printing are misaligned with the page edges and the text is not as clear as I woudl expect, even though the book is smaller than other York Notes (about A5 as opposed to the usual size which is slightly more than A4).
Like other reviewers, I have received a very poor quality version of this book - it looks like a badly copied version both inside and on the cover. To be honest, the contents aren't all that brilliant either: it's simplistic in its approach overall. While it will help a GCSE student who is really struggling, there's nothing in it for a higher achieving student. Students would be better off with the freely available Sparknotes and other free web-based study guides.
Bought for my granddaughter who's studying this for gcse. As expected she is finding it very useful and it helps her to understand a book which she wouldn't normally read from choice! The book itself arrived promptly and was in excellent condition.
The start of this book is rather long-winded and rambling, as the author sets the scene over several chapters. It takes some work to get into the book. But it’s not a long novel and I was determined to read it since it’s a classic and I've often seen it recommended.
By about half-way through it was becoming much more interesting. Silas Marner, the old hermit, becomes more of a character and we discover new sides of him as events transpire. Towards the end it was quite moving in places too. All in all, I think it was well worthwhile reading.