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Published: 10 September 2015

560 Pages


ISBN: 9780198707530

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The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot
Gordon S. Haight and Juliette Atkinson

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition of one of Eliot's best-loved novels whose central figure, Maggie Tulliver, is one of English literature's great female characters.
  • A compelling story of a young girl's growth to adulthood, and the conflicts that arise from her growing independence.
  • New introduction emphasizes Eliot's significance as a writer of fiction, and the literary qualities that have sometimes been overshadowed by her interest in philosophical ideas. It examines the importance of reading in the novel, its preoccupation with gender, and complex relationship with feminism.
  • Full notes identify allusions and the significance in particular of literary references, and also pay attention to significant textual changes between manuscript and successive editions.
  • Use the definitive Clarendon text of the novel.
  • Up-to-date Bibliography.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction by Juliette Atkinson, informed by the latest critical and scholarly thinking on the novel.
  • New and expanded Notes.
  • Up-to-date Select Bibliography.
  • Re-set text retains the defnitive Clarendon text and improves print appearance.

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