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The Mill on the Floss (New ed)

By: Eliot, George Jones, R. T., Honorary Fellow(Introduction and notes by) Carabine, Dr. Keith(Series edited by)

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Part of the Wordsworth classics series
1853260746 / 9781853260742
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United Kingdom
129 x 198 mm, 307 grams 496 pages
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Quiz No: 217292, Points 41.00, Book Level 9.90,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More

Introduction and Notes by R.T. Jones, Honorary Fellow of the University of York. This novel, based on George Eliot's own experiences of provincial life, is a masterpiece of ambiguity in which moral choice is subjected to the hypocrisy of the Victorian age. As the headstrong Maggie Tulliver grows into womanhood, the deep love which she has for her brother Tom turns into conflict, because she cannot reconcile his bourgeois standards with her own lively intelligence.

Maggie is unable to adapt to her community or break free from it, and the result, on more than one level, is tragedy.


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