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    The Mill on the Floss (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) George Eliot, Introduction by A. S. Byatt, Edited by A. S. Byatt

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    DescriptionDrawing on George Eliot's own childhood experiences to craft an unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret, "The Mill on the Floss" is edited with an introduction and notes by A.S. Byatt, author of "Possession", in "Penguin Classics". Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother; hunchbacked Tom Wakem, the son of her family's worst enemy; and the charismatic but dangerous Stephen Guest. With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, "The Mill on the Floss" is considered George Eliot's most autobiographical novel; it is also one of her most powerful and moving. In this edition, writer and critic A.S. Byatt, author of "Possession", provides full explanatory notes and an introduction relating "The Mill on the Floss" to George Eliot's own life and times. Mary Ann Evans (1819-80) began her literary career as a translator, and later editor, of the "Westminster Review". In 1857, she published "Scenes of Clerical Life", the first of eight novels she would publish under the name of 'George Eliot', including "The Mill on the Floss", "Middlemarch", and "Daniel Deronda". If you enjoyed "The Mill on the Floss", you might like Thomas Hardy's "Jude the Obscure", also available in "Penguin Classics".


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    Title
    The Mill on the Floss
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Eliot, Introduction by A. S. Byatt, Edited by A. S. Byatt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141439624
    ISBN 10: 0141439629
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    LC classification: PR4661 .A1 2003B
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    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
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    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    chronology, notes
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mary Ann Evans (1819-80) began her literary career as a translator, and later editor, of the Westminster Review. In 1857, she published Scenes of Clerical Life, the first of eight novels she would publish under the name of 'George Eliot', includingAdam Bede, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda. A S Byatt is an Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. Her published work includes The Shadow of the Sun and Possession, the winner of the 1990 Booker Prize.