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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenny Aldrin | 2/20/2014

    " Maggie Tulliver is a heroine so close to my heart. I totally understand her way of thinking. Seemingly tuff on d outside so she can pretend she doesn't bruise easily. Seemingly uncaring of convention but unwilling to step outside any boundary that wud hurt people she cares 4 or feels obligated to. Her relationship with her taciturn brother is also a reflection of mine. A wonderful book with a worthy heroine! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/19/2014

    " Long. So long. Beautifully written, especially the compelling opening description. And wonderfully narrated by Nadia May in the audio version. But it just goes on and on, with whole chapters I didn't care about. And then the ending... Ugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Keri Daskam | 2/17/2014

    " A beautiful book about grace. Strongly influenced by Thomas a Kempis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mike | 2/14/2014

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

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