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The Mill on the Floss
by George Eliot Marina Lewycka

RRP €9.95

The Mill on the Floss
by Author Name George Eliot, Marina Lewycka

Book details for title
List Price:9.95
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 38mm, 624pp
Publication date: 04 Feb 2010
Publisher: Vintage Classics
ISBN-13: 9780099519065

Description

This title is presented with an introduction by Marina Lewycka. Maggie and Tom Tulliver are both willful, passionate children, and their relationship has always been tempestuous. As they grow up together on the banks of the River Floss, Tom's self-righteous stubbornness and Maggie's emotional intensity increasingly brings them into conflict, particularly when Maggie's beauty sparks some ill-fated attachments. George Eliot's story of a brother and sister bound together by their errors and affections is told here with tenderness, energy and a profound understanding of human nature.

Reviews

"It was my first really grown-up book, but it is the book that wrings my heart and I feel I bump into elements of it all my life" Independent "A rich, gripping tragedy...narrative energy and emotional intelligence" Mail on Sunday "If I had an imaginary friend, Maggie was it. I loved her, I laughed with her, I agonised about her problems, I cried over her ... and I still do...George Eliot's understanding of human nature is profound...the greatest British novelist of any age" Daily Mail "Maggie's dilemma is one that pervades much of Eliot's writing: the dilemma of head versus heart, the woman's struggle to be taken seriously as an intellect while coping with the demands of uninvited passion... Eliot dealt in human relationships and she was a mistress of the art" The Times