The Mill on The Floss The Mill on The Floss
The Mill on The Floss
The Mill on The Floss

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Biographical noteMary Ann Evans (1819-80) began her literary career as a translator, and later editor, of the Westminster Review. In 1857, she published Scenes of Clerical Life, the first of eight novels she would publish under the name of 'George Eliot', includingAdam Bede, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda.A S Byatt is an Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. Her published work includes The Shadow of the Sun and Possession, the winner of the 1990 Booker Prize. Main descriptionDrawing on George Eliot's own childhood experiences to craft an unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret, The Mill on the Floss is edited with an introduction and notes by A.S. Byatt, author of Possession, in Penguin Classics.Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother; hunchbacked Tom Wakem, the son of her family's worst enemy; and the charismatic but dangerous Stephen Guest. With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot's most autobiographical novel; it is also one of her most powerful and moving.In this edition, writer and critic A.S. Byatt, author of Possession, provides full explanatory notes and an introduction relating The Mill on the Floss to George Eliot's own life and times.Mary Ann Evans (1819-80) began her literary career as a translator, and later editor, of the Westminster Review. In 1857, she published Scenes of Clerical Life, the first of eight novels she would publish under the name of 'George Eliot', including The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda.If you enjoyed The Mill on the Floss, you might like Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, also available in Penguin Classics.

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  • EAN

    9780141439624

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Poids

    438 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880), plus connue sous le pseudonyme de George Eliot, est contemporaine de Dickens. Dans les pays anglophones, on voit en elle son égale et souvent même on la juge plus profonde, plus subtile, plus complexe, et surtout plus sensible à la condition féminine - et cependant dotée d'humour, elle aussi. Cette femme cultivée vient d'un milieu modeste : son père est régisseur de domaines et elle passe sa jeunesse dans une ferme des Midlands. Indépendante, elle traduit David F. Strauss et Ludwig Feuerbach, deux penseurs allemands qui ont contribué à la critique du christianisme. Associée à une revue « radicale », elle y rencontre George Henry Lewes, un journaliste, homme de lettres, séparé de sa femme, avec lequel elle va vivre désormais. C'est lui qui l'encourage à écrire de la fiction. Pour éviter des jugements hostiles en raison de ses publications et de sa vie privée, elle adopte un pseudonyme.

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