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  • Location: "St. Ogg's",Morton, Lincolnshire

The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss

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Difficult sibling rivalry is a testing time …

  • ISBN: 978-1853260742
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

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, a close friend who is also the son of her family’s worst enemy, and a charismatic but dangerous suitor.

Travel Guide

St Oggs

George Eliot wrote The Mill on the Floss  whilst staying in the Lincolnshire village of Morton and St Oggs is based on the village.

The novel is set in and around the 1820s  since there are a number of historical references to events such as events after the Napoleonic Wars but before the Reform Act of 1832. The story is also said to be largely autobiographical since George Eliot was in a lengthy relationship with a married man and suffered the same level of hostility that one of the characters in the book does.

Since the village is itself fictional, the places in it are too such as Dorlecote Mill  which has been the Tulliver family home for a century.

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:  The Mill on the Floss

Author/Guide: George Elliott Destination: Lincolnshire Departure Time: 1860s

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