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The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
By: (1819-1880)

The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss near the village of St. Oggs, evidently in the 1820’s, after the Napoleonic Wars but prior to the first Reform Bill (1832). The novel spans a period of 10-15 years, from Tom and Maggie’s childhood up until their deaths in a flood on the Floss. The book is fictional autobiography in part, reflecting the disgrace that George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) herself had while in a lengthy relationship with a married man, George Henry Lewes.
Maggie Tulliver holds the central role in the book, as both her relationship with her older brother Tom, and her romantic relationships with Philip Wakem, a hunchbacked, but sensitive and intellectual, friend, and with Stephen Guest, a vivacious young socialite in St. Oggs and fiance of Maggie’s cousin Lucy Deane, constitute the most significant narrative threads: (Wikipedia)

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The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot

Table of Contents

Book I: Boy and Girl

1. Outside Dorlcote Mill 2. Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares His Resolution about Tom 3. Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning a School for Tom 4. Tom Is Expected 5. Tom Comes Home 6. The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming 7. Enter the Aunts and Uncles 8. Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side 9. To Garum Firs 10. Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected 11. Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow 12. Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home 13. Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skein of Life

Book II: School Time

1. Tom's "First Half" 2. The Christmas Holidays 3. The New Schoolfellow 4. "The Young Idea" 5. Maggie's Second Visit 6. A Love Scene 7. The Golden Gates Are Passed

Book III: The Downfall

1. What Had Happened at Home 2. Mrs. Tulliver's Teraphim, or Household Gods 3. The Family Council 4. A Vanishing Gleam 5. Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster 6. Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice against the Present of a Pocket Knife 7... Continue reading book >>

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