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THE MILL ON THE FLOSS by George Eliot
February 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
One of the most beloved heroines in the English canon
—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.—Penguin Classics
—No writer ever lived who had anything like her power of manifold, but disinterested and impartially observant, sympathy. If Sophocles or Cervantes had lived in the light of our culture, George Eliot might have had a rival.—Lord Acton, George Eliot’s Life
—The Mill on the Floss is one of literature’s finest evocations of childhood and adolescence.—Evergreens Classics
—No writer comes closer to what God might sound like if He were to write fiction: compassionate, all-seeing, profoundly sane.—The New York Times
—As one comes back to Eliot’s books after years of absence, they pour out, even against our expectations, the same store of energy and heat, so that we want more than anything to idle in the warmth.—Virginia Woolf, The Times Literary Supplement
Meeting Date: Mondays, January 30, February 6, and February 13
Cost: $50, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home
This is a hybrid program held at Flyleaf Books. A very limited number of virtual seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
Register online or call 919.962.1544