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TitleThe Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics]
AuthorGeorge Eliot
ISBN-
ImprintGeorge Eliot Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatKindle Edition
Pages700

Description

The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the fictional river Floss near the fictional village of St Oggs, after the Napoleonic Wars but prior to the first Reform Bill in 1832 Spanning the years from Tom and Maggie s childhood up until their deaths in a river flood, the book is loosely autobiographical and reflects the disgrace that the author herself faced while in a relationship with a married man.

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

The Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] 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

The Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] 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

The Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] 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

The Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] 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

The Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] 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

The Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] 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

The Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] 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

The Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] 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

The Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] 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

The Mill on the Floss [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] 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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