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The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot
The Mill on the Floss
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Introduction by and Notes by R.T. Jones, Honorary Fellow of the University of York This novel, based on George Eliot's own experiences of provincial life, is a masterpiece of ambiguity in which moral choice is subjected to the hypocrisy of the Victorian age. As the headstrong Maggie Tulliver... show more
Introduction by and Notes by R.T. Jones, Honorary Fellow of the University of York This novel, based on George Eliot's own experiences of provincial life, is a masterpiece of ambiguity in which moral choice is subjected to the hypocrisy of the Victorian age. As the headstrong Maggie Tulliver grows into womanhood, the deep love which she has for her brother Tom turns into conflict, because she cannot reconcile his bourgeois standards with her own lively intelligence. Maggie is unable to adapt to her community or break free from it, and the result, on more than one level, is tragedy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781853260742 (1853260746)
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Pages no: 459
Edition language: English
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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 The Mill on the Floss
Eliot follows up 'Adam Bede' with a novel that demands my unswerving respect. 'The Mill on the Floss', even after the characters move into adulthood, is about childhood. Its wonderful and scarring and inevitably ends. This novel features plenty of unabashed appreciations of nature and the characters...
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it
5.0
“It was one of those dangerous moments when speech is at once sincere and deceptive - when feeling, rising high above its average depth, leaves flood-marks which are never reached again.” I was not at all prepared for this book, with its true tragedy and subtle beauty. The ending will linger in my m...
jbradway
jbradway rated it
4.0 The Mill on the Floss (Penguin Classics)
The end almost dropped this to three stars, but the overall is still a very strong and emotionally impacting story. There's some belabored dithering through the childhood of Maggie and Tom and sidetracks into the business doings of Tom as a young man that could have been much briefer in support of t...
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
3.0 The Mill on the Floss (Penguin Classics)
NOTE : find the complete review and more on http://cocainepages.wordpress.comThis is a classic, so I wouldn't expect anything less than what was delivered. The story is touching, and Eliot is really good in describing the people and the whereabouts of a certain time, to explain their day-to-day acti...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
1.0
ETA: Eliot can write. She has a great vocabulary, but so does a dictionary. ***************************I finished 3 minutes ago. I will write the review later..... but this is just to explode!!!! The ending sucks. TERRIBLE ending. I think that is one of the worst endings I have ever come across. Th...
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