The Mill on the Floss
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The Mill on the Floss

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Introduction 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 307g
  • Herts, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1853260746
  • 9781853260742
  • 40,446

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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 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-fulfillment. George Eliot's searching exploration of Maggie's complex dilemma has made this one of the most enduringly popular of her works.
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About George Eliot

George Eliot, eig. Mary Ann Evans, wurde 1819 in Arbury Farm/Warwickshire geboren und starb 1880 in London. Die Autorin ist eine der bedeutendsten Vertreterinnen des psychologisch-sozialen Romans.
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