The Mill on the Floss
This Eliot novel tells the story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a pair of siblings who grow up together on a river in early nineteenth century England. While Tom s reserved nature and Maggie s idealism produce differences that strain their love in times of hardship, the two ultimately reconcile when... show more
This Eliot novel tells the story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a pair of siblings who grow up together on a river in early nineteenth century England. While Tom s reserved nature and Maggie s idealism produce differences that strain their love in times of hardship, the two ultimately reconcile when confronted with certain death. A powerful work on individual tenacity in the face of oppressive circumstance, The Mill on the Floss remains one of Eliot s most powerful works on unconditional solidarity and love.
Publish date: September 5th 2013
Publisher: Empire Books
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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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