The Mill on the Floss
The grotesque in human character is reclaimed from the province of the humorous by her affections, when that is possible, and is shown to be a pathetic form of beauty.
On Eliot

The Mill on the Floss

Volume IX

George Eliot

Bibliographic Record



Biographical Note
Criticisms and Interpretations

  1. By Frederic W. H. Myers
  2. By George Willis Cooke
  3. By Henry James
  4. By Frederic Harrison
  5. By W. D. Howells
  6. By Edward Dowden
List of Characters
Book I—Boy and Girl

  1. Outside Dorlcote Mill
  2. Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares His Resolution about Tom
  3. Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning a School for Tom
  4. Tom Is Expected
  5. Tom Comes Home
  6. The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming
  7. Enter the Aunts and Uncles
  8. Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side
  9. To Garum Firs
  10. Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected
  11. Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow
  12. Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home
  13. Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skein of Life
Book II—School-Time

  1. Tom’s “First Half”
  2. The Christmas Holidays
  3. The New Schoolfellow
  4. “The Young Idea”
  5. Maggie’s Second Visit
  6. A Love-Scene
  7. The Golden Gates Are Passed
Book III—The Downfall

  1. What Had Happened at Home
  2. Mrs. Tulliver’s Teraphim, or Household Gods
  3. The Family Council
  4. A Vanishing Gleam
  5. Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster
  6. Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice against the Present of a Pocket-Knife
  7. How a Hen Takes to Stratagem
  8. Daylight on the Wreck
  9. An Item Added to the Family Register
Book IV—The Valley of Humiliation

  1. A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet
  2. The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns
  3. A Voice from the Past
Book V—Wheat and Tares

  1. In the Red Deeps
  2. Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob’s Thumb
  3. The Wavering Balance
  4. Another Love-Scene
  5. The Cloven Tree
  6. The Hard-Won Triumph
  7. A Day of Reckoning
Book VI—The Great Temptation

  1. A Duet in Paradise
  2. First Impressions
  3. Confidential Moments
  4. Brother and Sister
  5. Showing That Tom Had Opened the Oyster
  6. Illustrating the Laws of Attraction
  7. Philip Re-enters
  8. Wakem in a New Light
  9. Charity in Full-Dress
  10. The Spell Seems Broken
  11. In the Lane
  12. A Family Party
  13. Borne Along by the Tide
  14. Waking
Book VII—The Final Rescue

  1. The Return to the Mill
  2. St. Ogg’s Passes Judgment
  3. Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable of Surprising Us
  4. Maggie and Lucy
  5. The Last Conflict