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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)In The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot re-creates her own childhood through the story of the wild, gifted Maggie Tulliver and her spoiled, selfish brother. Thoughtragic in its outcome, this tenderly comic novel combines vivid vignettes of family life with a magnificent portrait of the heroine and an acute critique of Victorian sexual politics. Eliot had no peer when it came tofinding the drama at the heart of normal lives lived in tandem with the gigantic rhythms of nature itself, and in The Mill on the Floss she shows us once again how thoroughly the art of fiction cansatisfy our deepest mental and emotional cravings.

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Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

One of George Eliot's best-loved works, The Mill on the Floss is a brilliant portrait of the bonds of provincial life as seen through the eyes of the free-spirited Maggie Tulliver, who is torn between a code of moral responsibility and her hunger for self-fulfillment. Rebellious by nature, she causes friction both among the townspeople of St. Ogg's and in her own family, particularly with her brother, Tom. Maggie's passionate nature makes her a beloved heroine, but it is also her undoing.

The Mill on the Floss is a luminous exploration of human relationships and of a heroine who critics say closely resembles Eliot herself.

About the Author

\Margot Livesey, a native of Scotland, is the author of Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, and Criminals. She lives in Massachusetts and London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307769701
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Introduction:
Livesey, Margot
Edited by:
Margot Livesey
Author:
Eliot, George
Author:
Livesey, Margot
Author:
George, Eliot
Author:
Margot Livesey
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Water mills.
Subject:
Vendetta
Subject:
England
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011113
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
627

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 627 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307769701 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , One of George Eliot's best-loved works, The Mill on the Floss is a brilliant portrait of the bonds of provincial life as seen through the eyes of the free-spirited Maggie Tulliver, who is torn between a code of moral responsibility and her hunger for self-fulfillment. Rebellious by nature, she causes friction both among the townspeople of St. Ogg's and in her own family, particularly with her brother, Tom. Maggie's passionate nature makes her a beloved heroine, but it is also her undoing.

The Mill on the Floss is a luminous exploration of human relationships and of a heroine who critics say closely resembles Eliot herself.

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