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Book Review: The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss is described as Eliot’s most autobiographical novel for its portrayal of a complex relationship between a brother and sister. It is the story of a young woman’s struggle for growth and independence against the restraints of small country life, domineering family and unsuitable suitors. 1,679 more words

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Characters I Connected With

Characters I Connected With

As I’ve been slowly filling in some of the lists in my Literary Listography, I’ve been struck by the wording of some of the categories. 961 more words

Aurora Leigh

Quick Quote - JULY

“We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it, if it were not the earth where the same flowers come up again every spring that we used to gather with our tiny fingers as we sat lisping to ourselves on the grass, the same hips and haws on the autumn hedgerows, the same redbreasts that we used to call ‘God’s birds’ because they did no harm to the precious crops.

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Kindle Surprise: The Mill on the Floss

I’ve had a sort of fascination with George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss for a long time, having seen a stage production of it once as a child. 266 more words


The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

George Eliot has always proved to be a bit of a mixed bag for me: whilst I loved… 881 more words

British Literature

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THE MILL ON THE FLOSS: I have to ask if George Eliot could have devised a more off-putting title for her 1864 coming of age novel about Maggie Tulliver?   68 more words

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The Internal and External in Chapter 8 of "The Mill on the Floss"

In Chapter 8 of The Mill on the Floss, Mr. Tulliver’s journey to his relatives the Mosses’ farm to have his loan repaid combines a background of vivid images which suggest the poverty of the Mosses’ town of Basset while also using Mr. 1,479 more words