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DetailsThe Mill on the Floss is a remarkable portrayal of childhood with gradually developing characters. "AND IF LIFE HAD NO LOVE IN IT, WHAT ELSE WAS THERE FOR MAGGIE?" Torn between her passion for intellect and a desperate need to win her brother's love and approval, the rebellious and spirited Maggie Tulliver is in conflict with her family. Her intelligence is considered unnatural, while her incurious brother, Tom, is sent to school. As Maggie goes to visit her brother often, on one of her visits she befriends the cultured and crippled Philip Wakem-the son of her father's enemy. Pained as they are, by the lack of love in their lives, Maggie and Philip are attracted to each other. What happens when, years later, Maggie goes to stay with her cousin, Lucy, and ends up having a clandestine affair with her polished suitor? The Mill on the Floss is one of George Eliot's great works. The novel vividly portrays both the oppressive narrowness and the appeal of provincial England, the comedy as well as the tragedy of obscure lives. It is considered autobiographical, drawing details from Eliot's own childhood. This beautifully crafted nineteenth century classic continues to enchant its readers.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Eliot: Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Anne" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. She also wished to have her fiction judged separately from her already extensive and widely known work as an editor and critic. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years. Her 1872 work Middlemarch has been described by Martin Amis and Julian Barnes as the greatest novel in the English language.
SKU Code PRK B 2314 Weight in Kg 0.6000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788175993839 Author Name GEORGE ELIOT Publisher Name FINGERPRINT