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Event Series Event Series: 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


February 6, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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