Tag Archives: Maggie Tulliver

Romola, Book 3

The last book of Romola actually focuses on the titular character more than on her husband, Tito. She became a disciple of Fra Girolamo Savonarola. Although sure she will never again be truly happy, Romola is glad to have “a … Continue reading

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The Mill on the Floss, Book VII: The Final Rescue

When she leaves Stephen, Maggie goes to the Mill, now occupied by her brother and mother. Her brother meets her with accusations: “You have been carrying on a clandestine relation with Stephen Guest, — as you did before with another. … Continue reading

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The Mill on the Floss, Book VI: The Great Temptation

“The Great Temptation” begins with a love scene between Lucy Deane (Maggie’s cousin) and her almost-fiancé, Stephen Guest. Lucy is a lovable person, very kind, considerate, and generous. She is “a woman who was loving and thoughtful for other women, … Continue reading

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The Mill on the Floss, Book V: Wheat and Tares

Maggie and Philip meet again, and it is quite obvious that Philip is very much in love with her. Philip is an interesting character, but I had to wonder, when did he fall so much in love with Maggie? This … Continue reading

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The Mill on the Floss, Book IV: The Valley of Humiliation

“The Valley of Humiliation” is the shortest of the seven books of The Mill on the Floss. The first chapter describes the respect for religion, but lack of true faith, of the Dodson and Tulliver families. Then it focuses on … Continue reading

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The Mill on the Floss, Book II: School-Time

The second book of The Mill on the Floss is much shorter than the first. It covers Tom’s time at the school Mr. Tulliver chose for him, wanting his son to have a better education and to become a match … Continue reading

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The Mill on the Floss, Book I: Boy and Girl

“It is a wonderful subduer, this need of love, – this hunger of the heart, – as peremptory as that other hunger by which Nature forces us to submit to the yoke, and change the face of the world.” (Ch. … Continue reading

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