Steve edited the description of The Mill on the Floss Friday, September 9, 2011.
New chronologyOne of George Eliot's finest achievements, The Mill on the Floss is famed for its unsurpassed depiction of English rural life and updated further reading.for its striking, superbly drawn heroine, Maggie Tulliver. The novel's evocation of childhood in the English countryside--at once unsentimental, yet rich with delight--stands as an enduring triumph; but equally memorable are its portrayal of a narrow, tradition-bound society and its dramatic unfolding of tragic human destiny. The conflict between Maggie and her brother, Tom--a conflict between romance and reason, daring and caution, rebellion and acceptance--helps shape a work that explores the full moral complexities of human choice and action. Edited with an Introduction by A. S. Byatt.The book is a work that gives vivid display of the author's mastery of narrative art, her broad range of understanding, and her profound sense of artistic purpose.
Shelfari edited the description of The Mill on the Floss Saturday, August 1, 2009.
New chronology and updated further reading. Edited with an Introduction by A. S. Byatt.