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The Mill on the Floss, Movie Review

The 1997 adaptation of The Mill on the Floss is adequate. Emily Watson’s portrayal of Maggie Tulliver manages to make Maggie’s fervent but constrained nature cohesive. Philip Wakem, as played by James Frain, was particularly good, sensitive and cultured. I … 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 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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