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The Mill on the Floss, Book V: Wheat and Tares

Maggie and Philip meet again, and it is quite obvious that Philip is very much in love with her. Philip is an interesting character, but I had to wonder, when did he fall so much in love with Maggie? 1,523 more words

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The Mill on the Floss: The Valley of Humiliation

“It is a sordid life, you say, this of the Tullivers . . . — moved by none of those wild, uncontrollable passions which create the dark shadows of misery and crime.” Book IV, Chapter 1… 418 more words

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The Mill on the Floss, Book IV: The Valley of Humiliation

“The Valley of Humiliation” is the shortest of the seven books of The Mill on the Floss. The first chapter describes the respect for religion, but lack of true faith, of the Dodson and Tulliver families. 502 more words

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The Mill on the Floss: The Downfall

was a creature full of eager, passionate longings for all that was beautiful and glad; thirsty for all knowledge; with an ear straining after dreamy music that died away and would not come near her; with a blind, unconscious yearning for something that would link together the wonderful impressions of this mysterious life, and give her soul a sense of home in it. 472 more words

George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss, Book III: The Downfall

The third book of The Mill on the Floss begins by detailing how Mr. Tulliver fell ill. After finding that he had lost the lawsuit and is in debt, he reads a letter while riding home, informing him that his creditor had transferred his securities, including the mortgage on Mr. 767 more words

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The Mill on the Floss, Book II: School-Time

The second book of The Mill on the Floss is much shorter than the first. It covers Tom’s time at the school Mr. Tulliver chose for him, wanting his son to have a better education and to become a match for such lawyers as the “scoundrel” Wakem. 546 more words

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Let me be honest. Four things I dislike from Victorian novels

Reading less than 30 Victorian novels from four different writers is, I know, insufficient to call this dislikeness list a representation of the overall canon literature era. 1,228 more words

Thomas Hardy