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The Mill on the Floss

By George Eliot
Narrated by Wanda McCaddon / 18 hours 55 minutes

The Mill on the Floss, first published in 1860, tells the story of Maggie Tulliver and her brother Tom as they grow from children to young adults in the small rural town of St. Ogg's, England. Intelligent and passionate, Maggie yearns to develop her mind and break free of the constraints of her provincial village. Though she loves her brother above anyone else, Tom's rigid, pragmatic personality often conflicts with Maggie's headstrong nature, with increasingly tragic consequences. A classic novel of development, The Mill on the Floss is George Eliot's most autobiographical work. Through the characters of Tom and Maggie, Eliot examines themes of gender, education, and personality formation, and her portrayal of the town of St. Ogg's is both a brilliant depiction of provincial narrow-mindedness and constraining social norms and an intelligent commentary on the changes to rural life brought about by the forces of industrialization. The Mill on the Floss is an enduring portrait of love, family, and individuals striving to create their own destinies, one whose words and characters resonate as vividly today as they did for Eliot's first readers.

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Author
Narrator Wanda McCaddon
ISBN 9781452672540
Length 18 hours 55 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature
Libro.fm rank #14,538 Overall
Genre rank #5,956 in Fiction & Literature