You can download the eBook of The Mill on the Floss novel online from this page. It first published in 1860 in England and the publisher was William Blackwood and Sons. They presented it in 3 volumes. While Harper & Brothers publishers presented it in America.
The name of the author is George Eliot. This was her pen name while her real name was Mary Anne Evans. She was one of some leading authors of the Victorian era. This English writer was also a journalist and a poet. Besides The Mill on the Floss, she also wrote six other novels. Her work is notable for realism and most of her novels were set in the small-towns in England.
A few more details about The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
This novel is a family drama which portrays the rural life of the 19th century’s England. The plot describes the lives of a sister and brother, Maggie Tulliver and Tom. They live at Dorlcote Mill in the village of St. Oggs near the river Floss in England. Both the village and the river are fictional.
The story details the period of ten to fifteen years of their lives after the Napoleonic Wars. The book recounts the events from their childhood to becoming young and then their deaths due to a river flood.
Maggie is the protagonist of the narrative and the author has really worked hard to build this character. She has focused much on the emotional development of this character in every situation throughout the story.
Maggie’s relationship with her brother Tom and their parents is a very strong point of the story. She wants to make everyone happy, especially her brother Tom but, she also expects the same love from him. However, her stubborn nature always creates conflicts with her family. The ending of the novel is unforgettable, especially the drowning scene of Maggie and Tom is really saddening.