Summary

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.
Public Domain (P)2011 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Wendy on 06-04-12

Wanda McCaddon is amazing

What made the experience of listening to The Mill on the Floss the most enjoyable?

Wanda McCaddon's reading was just an absolute delight to listen to. She's right up there with Jim Dale in terms of using different voices for all the characters. I will definitely look for more books narrated by her.

What about Wanda McCaddon’s performance did you like?

Everything.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Well, it's 18 hours, so no.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Betty on 07-02-17

Classic English Novel

I was interested until the very end... which was disappointing! But, still a good story.

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