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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 in to 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.

In this edition writer and critic A. S. Byatt provides full explanatory notes and an introduction relating Mill on the Floss to George Eliot's own life and times.

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display_description The classic tale of one young woman's quest for fulfillment in 1820s England, and the price she would pay for true freedom. Maggie Tulliver's entire life has been spent in the shadow of Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss with her beloved older brother, Tom. But when their father meets an untimely death, the siblings' singular bond is strained as Tom is forced to leave his studies and Maggie struggles to find a sense of belonging. Maggie's sharp intelligence and spirited nature have made her an oddity in the rural hamlet of St. Ogg's, where such unique qualities are perceived as unbecoming for a woman. Her need for recognition and love eventually drives her to defy her brother, who casts her out of his house to survive on her own. Forced to grieve the losses of both their father and each other, the siblings will have to find it in their hearts to forgive in order to reconcile before tragedy strikes again. Inspired by events in the life of the author, The Mill on the Floss is George Eliot's most heartfelt novel and one of her most compelling and moving works.
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subject_facet Brothers and sisters -- England -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Conflict of generations -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, England -- Fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, English literature -- 19th century, Historical fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Love stories, Psychological fiction, Vendetta -- Fiction, Water mills -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction
title_display The mill on the floss
title_full Mill on the Floss [electronic resource] Eliot, George., The mill on the Floss / George Eliot ; [Introduction by Rosemary Ashton], The mill on the Floss [electronic resource] / George Eliot, The mill on the Floss [electronic resource] Eliot, George, 1819-1880,, The mill on the Floss [electronic resource] Eliot, George, 1819-1880., The mill on the floss / George Eliot ; edited with an introd. and notes by A.S. Byatt, The mill on the floss [electronic resource] / George Eliot, The mill on the floss [electronic resource] Eliot, George, 1819-1880.
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