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The Mill on the Floss | [George Eliot]

The Mill on the Floss

Maggie Tulliver has two lovers: Philip Wakem, son of her father’s enemy, and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin. But the love she wants most in the world is that of her brother Tom. Maggie’s struggle against her passionate and sensual nature leads her to a deeper understanding and to eventual tragedy
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Maggie Tulliver has two lovers: Philip Wakem, son of her father’s enemy, and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin. But the love she wants most in the world is that of her brother Tom. Maggie’s struggle against her passionate and sensual nature leads her to a deeper understanding and to eventual tragedy.

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Public Domain (P)2012 Naxos AudioBooks

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    Luvslace 07-18-15
    Luvslace 07-18-15
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    "I loved it"

    Excellent narration. A joy to listen to. Of course George Elliot is simply marvelous, as always.

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    Jim CONWAY, AR, United States 08-18-13
    Jim CONWAY, AR, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Booooooring!"
    What disappointed you about The Mill on the Floss?

    It was so tedious and boring.


    Would you ever listen to anything by George Eliot again?

    Yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laura Paton?

    No one


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Mill on the Floss?

    NONE - that is criminal to cut from an author's work!


    Any additional comments?

    I know it is known as a great English novel, and I'm sure it probably is. Unfortunately I am at that time in my in which I am only doing bucket list reading, movie going, traveling, etc..
    I do not want to waste one minute being bored or enduring unpleasant experiences.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Jaki
    2/15/15
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    "More than I bargained for."

    It is an immense undertaking, in writing and performance, and since I got more than the experience I'd hoped for, I have no further opinion on those things.
    As for George Eliot. No person who has been forced to reflect long on life and it's tendency to be impossible, as well as morally inscrutable, could ask for a better mentor, ten times worth the patience. I read for those passages of lucid reflection which immediately call up my own muddle of past events, and begin rearranging the furniture in my conscience. I'm old, by the way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • seahorse
    2/14/15
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    "Captivated"
    Where does The Mill on the Floss rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A favourite to listen to again and again. It's a hard act to follow for my next choice of audiobook.


    What other book might you compare The Mill on the Floss to, and why?

    Adam Bede and Middlemarch that were also written by George Eliot. I have found a challenge for reading/ listening in Eliot's stories, that I have yet to find in those that are written by modern authors.


    Which character – as performed by Laura Paton – was your favourite?

    Maggie Tulliver, the heroine and victim.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, this story weaves images of characters, places and situations that are too good to rush, in case I missed a bit and had to retrace my listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I was unprepared for the ending, it was worthy of the anticipation created by Eliot.I enjoyed listening to the different voices that Laura Paton portrayed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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