So, I’m starting another classic book that I’ve never read, and I thought I’d put some notes down here on this blog again.
It’s The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880)
Unlike the situation with Crime and Punishment, I have previously read a few works by Eliot and enjoyed them. Silas Marner was one I read in high school, and I read Middlemarch about 7 years ago when it was recommended to me by a close and brilliant friend.
The Mill on the Floss was published in 1860 (eleven years before Middlemarch) as a three-volume novel. It takes place in Lincolnshire, England, sometime between 1815 and the 1830s, and it’s about a brother and sister. That is about all I know at this point, and I’m trying to keep things fairly spoiler-free so I’m not reading much about the book ahead of time.
I do have it on my Kindle as a free download from Project Gutenberg but am also reading the Everyman’s Library hardback edition, ISBN 978-1857151121. I love that series for their size, heft, and properly sewn binding.