'If life had no love in it, what else was there for Maggie?'
Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents at Dorlcote Mill, but her passionate, wayward nature and fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her conventional family. As she reaches adulthood and discovers love, the clash between their expectations and her desires leads to tragedy.
With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships and its vivid depiction of rural England, The Mill on the Floss (1860) is considered George Eliot's most autobiographical novel. In the strong-minded, tormented Maggie, she created one of literature's greatest heroines.
About the Author
Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) (1819-80) was a philosopher, journalist and translator before she became a novelist, her first stories being published in 1856. She led an unconventional life, co-editing the liberal journal The Westminster Review for three years and living for twenty years with the married man and philosopher George Henry Lewes. Her novels are among the greatest of the nineteenth century. Silas Marner, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda are also published in the Penguin English Library.
Series: The Penguin English Library
Number Of Pages: 614
Published: 26th April 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1