The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss

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In The Mill on the Floss , George Eliot re-creates her own childhood through the story of the wild, gifted Maggie Tulliver and her spoiled, selfish brother. Though tragic in its outcome, this tenderly comic novel combines vivid vignettes of family life with a magnificent portrait of the heroine and an acute critique of Victorian sexual politics. Eliot had no peer when it came to finding the drama at the heart of normal lives lived in tandem with the gigantic rhythms of nature itself, and in The Mill on the Floss she shows us once again how thoroughly the art of fiction can satisfy our deepest mental and emotional cravings.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf, [1992]
ISBN: 9780679417262
0679417265
Branch Call Number: FIC Eliot af 33164004231796 f 30.00 fic 269177 cpy 1 aurora
FIC Eliot
Characteristics: xxxi, 597 p. --

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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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