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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2021) 76 (3): 291–320.
Published: 01 December 2021
... The Mill on the Floss (1860), which shares its setting with the Lincolnshire bog-woman, is a novel of wetlands and women, of gender and drainage, and of femininity and floods. This essay reads the novel’s bog-women, including protagonist Maggie Tulliver and an oft-forgotten minor character, the widowed Mrs...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2021) 76 (2): 192–222.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jayne Hildebrand Jayne Hildebrand, “Environmental Desire in George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss ” (pp. 192–222) This essay argues that George Eliot’s expansive use of landscape description in The Mill on the Floss (1860) represents an engagement with the emerging concept of a biological “medium...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2019) 74 (3): 360–387.
Published: 01 December 2019
... “Janet’s Repentance” (1857) and The Mill on the Floss (1860), I suggest that Eliot offers us a counterintuitive narrative in which her heroines’ ethical transformation coincides with a conversion to Christianity rather than a move away from it. Rather than imagining a thoroughly Christian England...
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