Monday, October 17, 2016

Book Review - The Mill on the Floss

When I started this novel, I had no expectations. I just wanted to read something with old houses, farms, ponies and woods. As the story progressed, I got more and more interested in the characters. The book is a delightful study of human psyche that is a wonderful blend of innocence, guile, avarice, pietism, and cant, with strong undercurrents of pride, honour, and filial responsibility.
The end though tragic also answered the poignant question that caused Maggie all that grief. If there was a way to help Maggie find the answer before she died, it would have been a most amicable end from a romantic point of view.
Alas real life isn't always amicable or even void of strife.

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