The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss

Paperback - 2008
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`But it's bad - it's bad,' Mr Tulliver added - `a woman's no business wi' being so clever; it'll turn to trouble, I doubt.' Rebellious and affectionate, Maggie Tulliver is always in trouble. Recalling her own experiences as a girl, George Eliot describes Maggie's turbulent childhood with a sympathetic engagement that makes the early chapters of The Mill on the Floss among the most immediately attractive she ever wrote.As Maggie Tulliver approaches adulthood, her spirited temperament brings her into conflict with her family, her community, and her much-loved brother Tom. Still more painfully, she finds her own nature divided between the claims of moral responsibility and her passionate hunger for self-fulfilment.George Eliot's searching exploration of Maggie's complex dilemma has made this one of the most enduringly popular of her works. This edition offers the definitive Clarendon text with a new introduction that gives an account of the book's place in Eliot's life and the intellectual context of the time, as well as providing close textual analysis.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2008]
ISBN: 9780199536764
0199536767
Characteristics: xxxvii, 529 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Haight, Gordon Sherman

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LAARA333
Feb 14, 2017

An excellent story, so well-written as only Mary Ann Evans can write, a page-turner and so many wonderful lessons regarding character, our early influences, life and love. Eliot is my favourite author of all time.

Indigo_Cobra_8 Nov 08, 2014

Good book, if a bit slow at times. I love the main character, Maggie, for her strength of character.

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palomagonzalez
May 05, 2014

Fantastic introductory book to George Elliot's world!

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maya1564
Jul 26, 2010

I love George Elliot's flowing, descriptive writing style. And its hard not to feel attached to her vivid, well-developed and memorable characters. The metaphors and the symbolism in this book will have you pondering life for hours after you put this book down. Truly one of my favorite books.. but then again I haven't read any of Elliot's other works.

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