The Mill on the Floss by George EliotThe Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss

byGeorge Eliot

Paperback | September 23, 2015

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'Was her life to be always like this? - always bringing some new source of inward strife?' When the miller Mr Tulliver becomes entangled in lawsuits, he sets off a chain of events that will profoundly affect the lives of his family and bring into conflict his passionate daughter Maggie with her inflexible but adored brother Tom. As she grows older, Maggie's discovery of romantic lovedraws her once more into a struggle to reconcile familial and moral claims with her own desires. Strong-willed, compassionate, and intensely loyal, Maggie seeks personal happiness and inner peace but risks rejection and ostracism in her close-knit community. Opening with one of the most powerful fictional evocations of childhood, The Mill on the Floss (1860) vividly portrays both the "oppressive narrowness" and the appeal of provincial England, the comedy as well as the tragedy of obscure lives. George Eliot's most autobiographical novel was also hermost controversial, and has been the subject of animated debate ever since. This edition combines the definitive Clarendon text with a lively new introduction and notes.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expertintroductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Juliette Atkinson is the author of Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives (OUP, 2010) and is preparing a book for OUP called Immortal Improprieties: French Novels and the Victorians.
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Title:The Mill on the FlossFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.03 inPublished:September 23, 2015Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198707533

ISBN - 13:9780198707530

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A story of a girl Maggie, the different and unloved child. The book tells her search for happiness and love in her dark tragic life. Pulled against her will by family and cultural expectation she definitely seeks her own way. A slow start but picks up speed midway and Eliot pulls of the perfect tragedy.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it Great book. Read for school and I have read just because.
Date published: 2017-04-16