Il mulino sulla Floss has ratings and reviews. Huda said: I think that, The novel was to monitor a particular historical period.. in terms. Title, Il mulino sulla floss. Volume 36 of Biblioteca di Repubblica: Ottocento. Author, George Eliot. Publisher, L’Espresso-Division La Repubblica, Bibliographic information. QR code for Il mulino sulla Floss. Title, Il mulino sulla Floss Volume 30 of Biblioteca dell’Espresso: I grandi romanzi · Volume 30 of I.

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But, like Middlemarch, I probably won’t reread it since I don’t care for Eliot’s style of writing. Maggie’s relationship with her brother frustrated me to no end. Still don’t know what I think, honestly. She even left Stephen to come back to Tom who didn’t accept her until they both died. Trivia About The Mill on the F It took forever seven months to plod through this long and wordy book.

I thought this would be one of her best, but I’d rank it 4th out of the 5 George Eliot novels I’ve read. Also, three-quarters of the women.

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The tone of this book is a rather sad one and it does not end well. Dickens’s Little Dorrit and this felt like one of the first times I really understood a character’s compulsion to act “dutifully,” because of how aptly Eliot links it with future guilt and unhappiness.

I could follow the arguments alright but the never-ending and repetitious internal debates and second-guessing were simply too much. View all 12 comments. I found their childhood fights to be repetitive, starting inevitably with Maggie’s clumsiness and ending inevitably in Maggie’s tears.

Il Mulino Sulla Floss by Eliot, George

There are also some funny scenes I’m thinking of the packman making a sale. Eliot considers Darwin’s Flozs Origin of the Species which she read while reaching the final stages of this book. The story is said to resemble some of her own struggles and her deep attachment and yearn for approval of her brother. If there’s a compendium out there, a collection of passages that shows writers trying to write their way out of a conundrum and failing terribly, the ending of The Mill on the Floss certainly belongs in it.


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Il Mulino Sulla Floss

Okay, you can stay and clean the erasers. It didn’t do very much for my moral, but I’m glad I listened to the audiobook. And the worst part muljno that he believed he was being good to her. The author is drawing an interesting picture of a rural middle class ish community.

He stood by Maggie even though sulka himself was a victim of her impetuous conduct. Refresh and flosz again. These are quotes, not from that magnificently romantic letter: Thing is, the characters are flawed in a way that is not acceptable; they’re either too good or too bad!

I am sorry the narrator was never identified, and a link to the introductory paragraphs given; it would have made for a nice closure. The extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces, etc. I think I’m getting used to Eliot’s style, and I dont’ mind the philosophical rabbit trails nearly as much.

Il mulino sulla Floss

This is a slow-starter but once I got into it I was hooked. View all slula comments. And about Stephen Guest! I didn’t think much of Stephen, either. If you love me, you are mine.

To be fair, a few bits are still funny, and the author shows good and bad qualities of most of her characters. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Mill on the Floss. Well played, George Eliot. It wasn’t the best ending ever, you know. I’m not saying the book was bad, because it wasn’t.


I’m tempted to say really foul-mouthed things about Tom Tulliver here, but I’ll restrain myself. It was at this point that I began to enjoy the novel: Anna Luisa Zazo Contributor. All people of broad, strong sense have an instinctive repugnance to the men of maxims; because such people early discern that the mysterious complexity of our lives is not to be embraced by maxims, and that to lace ourselves up in formulas of that sot is to repress all the divine promptings and inspirations that spring from growing insight and sympathy.

Open Preview See a Problem? We meet Maggie as a 9-year-old rather headstrong and passionate girl who gets into trouble but is never mean. Basically the story flows on the above said theme, and Eliot’s satire on the society closely accompanying the theme. We follow around Tom and Maggie as children for nearly half of the novel, a foundation which is definitely necessary – but must it have been that long?

This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [ending of the novel? Why did it take 20hours of listening to reach THAT conclusion?! But fortunately it was not worse. Part of the problem I had with this one was simply the fact that I had a slightly inaccurate expectation of it.

His characterisation seems more of an explanation and justification of estrangement, rather than a tribute to a tragically spoilt relationship. Despite a heavy workload, she translated “The Essence of Christianity”, the only book ever published under her real name. And maybe there’s too much of that whole unfashionable character-as-a-force-in-destiny thing going on in her books. I’m just so glad I didn’t live then!