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 - 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 - eBooks@Adelaide
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 - Oakland, Cal., Press
A carpenter is in love with a woman who bears a child by another man. He eventually loses her but finds happiness with a Methodist preacher. Adam Bede was Eliot's first long novel, the combination of rigorous moral judgment and deep human sympathy.
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.