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Published by The Folio Society, London, 1999. The book is in excellent condition with its original burgundy / maroon cloth including a gilt design, as well as gilt titles to spine. The book sits in its green slipcase which has some minor surface marks, but no other damage. Introduced by Bel Mooney and includes engravings by Ian Stephens. 


Spanning a period of 10 to 15 years, the novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings who grow up at Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss. The mill is situated at the junction of the River Floss and the more minor River Ripple, near the village of St Ogg's in Lincolnshire, England. Both the river and the village are fictional.


The novel was originally published in three volumes in 1860, with the story beginning in the late 1820s or early 1830s – several historical references place the events in the book after the Napoleonic Wars but before the Reform Act of 1832. It also includes many autobiographical elements and reflects the disgrace that George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) experienced while in a lengthy relationship with a married man, George Henry Lewes.

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

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