Author(s): George Eliot
George Eliot's most autobiographical novel, and also her most controversial, The Mill on the Floss is a vivid portrayal of both the oppressive narrowness and the appeal of provincial England, and the comedy and tragedy of obscure lives. Heartbreaking and affecting, this novel is one of literature's finest evocations of childhood and adolescence, and its protagonist is one of the most beloved heroines in the English canon. The wild and passionate Maggie Tulliver adores her older brother Tom and is forever trying to gain the approbation of her parents. As she grows older, the family struggles under the weight of financial difficulties and Maggie becomes caught between the divergent expectations of the four men in her life: a doting father, an obdurate and vengeful brother, a good-looking and frivolous suitor, and an earnest old playmate who happens to be the son of her father and brother's sworn enemy. Strong-willed and compassionate, Maggie seeks personal happiness--but it comes at the risk of ostracism and rejection from her close-knit community. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.