The Mill on the Floss is George Eliot
's most autobiographical novel, and it has remained one of her most popular and influential since it was published in 1860. It tells the story of Maggie Tulliver, whose passionate embrace of her own potential meets the obstacle of provincial society's narrow view of women. This new edition includes a scholarly introduction, extensive contextualizing notes, as well as valuable appendices dealing with 19th century views of disability, education, women and more.
, the pen name of Mary Ann, or Marion, Evans (1819-1880), was the author of several novels including Silas Marner. Middlemarch is considered not only her finest work, but one of the greatest English novels of the 19th century.