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Mill on the Floss

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ISBN-10: 0679417265

ISBN-13: 9780679417262

Edition: N/A

Authors: George Eliot, Rosemary Ashton

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George Eliot had no peer when it came to finding the drama at the heart of normal lives, lived out in tandem with the slow, gigantic rhythms of nature itself. The Mill On The Floss (1860), a story of the growth of the moral imagination in its young, sensitive heroine, Maggie Tulliver, restores to conditions of human existence that we can all recognize their actual originality and strangeness, and reveals once again how thoroughly, in the hands of a master like George Eliot, the art of fiction can satisfy our deepest mental and emotional cravings.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/15/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

George Eliot was born Mary Ann Evans on a Warwickshire farm in England, where she spent almost all of her early life. She received a modest local education and was particularly influenced by one of her teachers, an extremely religious woman whom the novelist would later use as a model for various characters. Eliot read extensively, and was particularly drawn to the romantic poets and German literature. In 1849, after the death of her father, she went to London and became assistant editor of the Westminster Review, a radical magazine. She soon began publishing sketches of country life in London magazines. At about his time Eliot began her lifelong relationship with George Henry Lewes. A…