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3.74625 out of 53.74625 out of 53.74625 out of 53.74625 out of 53.74625 out of 5 3.75 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Eliot Narrator: Hannah Gordon Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780003641
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The Mill on the Floss, first published in 1860, tells the story of Maggie Tulliver and her brother Tom as they grow from children to young adults in the small rural town of St. Ogg’s, England. Intelligent and passionate, Maggie yearns to develop her mind and break free of the constraints of her provincial village. Though she loves her brother above anyone else, Tom’s rigid, pragmatic personality often conflicts with Maggie’s headstrong nature, with increasingly tragic consequences. A classic novel of development, The Mill on the Floss is George Eliot’s most autobiographical work. Through the characters of Tom and Maggie, Eliot examines themes of gender, education, and personality formation, and her portrayal of the town of St. Ogg’s is both a brilliant depiction of provincial narrow-mindedness and constraining social norms and an intelligent commentary on the changes to rural life brought about by the forces of industrialization. The Mill on the Floss is an enduring portrait of love, family, and individuals striving to create their own destinies, one whose words and characters resonate as vividly today as they did for Eliot’s first readers.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fereshteh Kabiri | 11/18/2012

    " It is the most beautiful novel i have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 5/11/2011

    " Cute, but depressing ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 5/4/2011

    " Review to come later, in the interest of not spoiling the text or poisoning the well for friends currently reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/16/2011

    " I loved this very romantic book. It's my personal favorite of George Eliot's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 4/4/2011

    " Really good story if a bit sad! Though took me ages to read thanks to the size of the book + uni work overload! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henley | 4/3/2011

    " Book Club rating - 3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 3/24/2011

    " You know what? I didn't finish; I wasn't into this book. It's okay that I don't like it, right? Victorian literature is apparently not my thing. Moving on! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 3/10/2011

    " Definitely enjoyable; Maggie's childhood perspective is endearing and rings true. However, the suddenness of the ending and it's completely unnecessary drama ruins what would have been a fantastic book. "

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About the Author
Author George Eliot

George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Ann, or Marian, Evans (1819–1880), was an English Victorian novelist of the first rank. An assistant editor for the Westminster Review from 1851 to 1854, she wrote her first fiction in 1857 and her first full-length novel, Adam Bede, in 1859. In her writing, she was chiefly preoccupied with moral problems, especially the moral development and psychological analysis of her characters. She is known for her sensitive and honest depiction of life and people in works that are acclaimed as classics.

About the Narrator

Hannah Gordon is a Scottish actress who is well known in the United Kingdom for her television work, including My Wife Next Door, Telford’s Change, and Upstairs, Downstairs. In addition to her television performances, she has also lent her voice to several audio books as well as narrating Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in a Christmas concert with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra in London.