The Mill on the Floss
by George Eliot
Publisher: A. L. Burt 1911
Number of pages: 568
Novel by George Eliot, published in three volumes in 1860. It sympathetically portrays the vain efforts of Maggie Tulliver to adapt to her provincial world. The tragedy of her plight is underlined by the actions of her brother Tom, whose sense of family honor leads him to forbid her to associate with the one friend who appreciates her intelligence and imagination. When she is caught in a compromising situation, Tom renounces her altogether, but brother and sister are finally reconciled in the end as they try in vain to survive a climactic flood.
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by George Eliot
George Eliot's first attempt at fiction, and one that fixed her career. It has qualities of humour and tenderness that have not often been equalled. It has a particular value as a record of an English country life that is rapidly passing away.
by George Eliot - Estes and Lauriat
Intelligent and wonderfully sophisticated book with sharp commentary on many social issues of the time. Wonderfully imperfect characters are caught in the webs of dilemmas. Their behaviours are quite coherent with their subcultures and characters.
by George Eliot - Belford, Clarke
A historical novel set in the fifteenth century. Romola is the female protagonist through which the story is rendered; her intellectual growth, often painful, reflects the religious and cultural transitions of the Italian Renaissance in Florence.
by George Eliot - Oxford University Press
A dark fantasy drawing on interest in the physiology of the brain, mesmerism, phrenology, and experiments in revification, it is Eliot's anatomy of her own moral philosophy. The story explores fiction's ability to offer insight into the self.