Paperback The mill on the Floss / George Eliot.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Richmond, United Kingdom : Alma Classics,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781847497420 184749742X
Includes notes on the text and extra material covering George Eliot's life and works.
As Maggie Tulliver approaches maturity she enters into conflict with family and community over her desire to be more than just average. Eliot's exploration of Maggie's dilemma makes this novel as relevant today as it was in the 19th century. Raised in the idyllic setting of Dorlcote Mill, the wild and wilful Maggie Tulliver adores her elder brother Tom and is forever trying to gain the approbation of her parents. Yet, as she grows older and the family struggle under the weight of severe pecuniary difficulties, she becomes increasingly caught between the divergent expectations of the four men in her life: a doting father, an obdurate and vengeful brother, a good-looking and frivolous suitor and an earnest old playmate who happens to be the son of her father and brother's sworn enemy. Tragic and affecting, and drawing heavily on George Eliot's own rural upbringing and relationship with her brother, The Mill on the Floss is one of literature's finest evocations of childhood and adolesc
562 pages ; 20 cm