Author: George Eliot
Number Of Pages: 240
Package Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
Release Date: 01-01-2015
Details: Product Description Everyone knew that little Maggie Tulliver’s world revolved around her elder brother, Tom. He could do no wrong and no one else’s—not even her beloved father’s—opinion mattered. And though Tomcould not completely understand his free-spirited sister, he a do red her. But time changes everything for the Gulliver.Deep in debt, the Gulliver lose their flour Mill on the river Flossto the cruel Mr Wakem. Their financial downfall compels Tom Maggie to grow up before time and the once-close siblings driftapart as adulthood brings with it the trappings of propriety, societal and morality. Both Tom and Maggie are forced to take decisions that lead to a series of events that irrevocably alter not just their lives, but also the fates of those around them.George Eliot’s the Mill on the Floss brings out the complexities of family relationships and individual choices in the face of adversity, while addressing a mix of various themes that were pertinent to19th-century England. About the Author George Eliot was born as Mary Ann Evans in Warwickshire in 1819 By her early teens, Eliot could read French and Italian, and had become a voracious reader. But when she was sixteen, Eliot's mother passed away and the future writer returned home to take over the household duties in her father's house. This brought an end to her formal education; however, she had continued access to the vast library at Arbury Hall, where her father worked. Her ties with her family were cut because she rejected the teachings of Evangelical Christianity and was far too bold in her thinking, especially when it came to philosophy. It was not until she was in her 30s-after her father's death- that Eliot moved to London and kick-started her career as a writer By 1851, she was assistant editor of a literary magazine called The Westminster Review. Eliot used a pseudonym as she wrote during a time when books written by women did not receive the respect and appreciation thanks to rampant sexism. She wanted to be acknowledged as an author, and also wanted to avoid the stereotypes that were attached with women writers of her times. Her writing has been critically appreciated and is considered one of the boldest and most resonant voices of her generation. Her major works include, Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda.