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TitleHarvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9
AuthorGeorge Eliot
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ImprintGeorge Eliot Ltd
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Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages565

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If life had no love in it, what else was there for Maggie 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, a close friend who is also the son of her family s worst enemy, and a charismatic but dangerous suitor 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.

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Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.)

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9 By George Eliot

Upon completion of the The Mill on the Floss, I realized that I had just finished something monumental a staggeringly amazing literary achievement This novel, written by George Eliot Mary Anne, or Marian Evans , and first published by Blackwood and Sons in 1860, could have just as easily been... (Sign in to see more)


Fionnuala

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9 By George Eliot

There are characters in literature who are unforgettable Different readers will place different characters in the unforgettable category of course, but I d imagine there are a few characters who would turn up on the lists of a great many readers Anna Karenina, for example, Heathcliff, perhaps, Don Q... (Sign in to see more)


Ahmad Sharabiani

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9 By George Eliot

879 The Mill on The Floss, George EliotThe Mill on the Floss is a novel by George Eliot Mary Ann Evans , first published in three volumes in 1860 by William Blackwood The first American edition was published by Harper Brothers, Publishers, New York The novel spans a period of 10 to 15 years and deta... (Sign in to see more)


Becky

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9 By George Eliot

I suspect between this novel and Middlemarch, George Eliot is becoming my favorite nineteenth century novelist I wish she were still alive so that I could write her fan letters.The Mill on the Floss is funny and moving and philosophical Eliot does so many different things well she s witty and detach... (Sign in to see more)


Margitte

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9 By George Eliot

Maggie sacrifices love for family loyalty in George Eliot s a.k.a Mary Ann Evans semi autobiographical novel, The Mill on the Floss, published 1860 The novel spans a period of 10 to 15 years and details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings growing up at Dorlcote Mill on the River Fl... (Sign in to see more)


Jan-Maat

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9 By George Eliot

George Elliot is both impressively encyclopaedic from Captain Swing to pedallers and narrowly individual education shaping young people to be able to do nothing in particular in this other tale of provincial life before the Railway Age One lesson here is that Nature repairs her ravages p490 but peop... (Sign in to see more)


Meg

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9 By George Eliot

Ah, the classic tale of Maggie Tulliver and the four men she loves How they destroy her, how she destroys them, and how they all end up irredemptively miserable Or dead In most cases, both.So why read it Because it s beautiful Because it opens up your heart and mind in powerful ways Because you will... (Sign in to see more)


Cindy Newton

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9 By George Eliot

I can t imagine an Eliot book that I wouldn t like, and this one is no exception I don t think I m quite as enthusiastic about it as I am about Middlemarch, but it is still an absorbing read It follows the fluctuating fortunes of a family who occupy a mill on the Floss River I love alliterati... (Sign in to see more)


Teresa

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9 By George Eliot

4.5Funny how the title of a book can put you off reading it, making it sound boring, especially to your younger self, and how that preconception can stick with you through the years I felt that way about Cather s Death Comes for the Archbishop until I finally read some Cather and I felt that way abo... (Sign in to see more)


Kim

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol. 9 By George Eliot

It took me a while to get into this novel This was not a surprise I remember that it took a long time for my eighteen year old self to fall in love with Middlemarch a study of provincial life, but fall in love with it I did And so it was with this book I knew that it was a well written novel from th... (Sign in to see more)


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