The Mill on the Floss

George ELIOT (1819 - 1880)

The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss near the village of St. Oggs, evidently in the 1820’s, after the Napoleonic Wars but prior to the first Reform Bill (1832). The novel spans a period of 10-15 years, from Tom and Maggie’s childhood up until their deaths in a flood on the Floss. The book is fictional autobiography in part, reflecting the disgrace that George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) herself had while in a lengthy relationship with a married man, George Henry Lewes.

Maggie Tulliver holds the central role in the book, as both her relationship with her older brother Tom, and her romantic relationships with Philip Wakem, a hunchbacked, but sensitive and intellectual, friend, and with Stephen Guest, a vivacious young socialite in St. Oggs and fiance of Maggie’s cousin Lucy Deane, constitute the most significant narrative threads. (summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 01 - Outside Dorlcote Mill Lucy Burgoyne
00:07:06
Play 02 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 02 - Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares His Resolution about Tom Elizabeth Klett
00:12:40
Play 03 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 03 - Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning a School for Tom Elizabeth Klett
00:27:55
Play 04 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 04 - Tom Is Expected Elizabeth Klett
00:11:39
Play 05 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 05 - Tom Comes Home Elizabeth Klett
00:21:49
Play 06 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 06 - The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming Elizabeth Klett
00:24:19
Play 07 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 07 - Enter the Aunts and Uncles Lucy Burgoyne
01:06:31
Play 08 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 08 - Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side daisy55
00:26:28
Play 09 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 09 - To Garum Firs daisy55
00:41:37
Play 10 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 10 - Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected Annise
00:14:55
Play 11 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 11 - Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow hugoceline
00:27:57
Play 12 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 12 - Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home breathe
00:33:07
Play 13 Book 01 - Boy and Girl - Chapter 13 - Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skein of Life Lee Ann Howlett
00:07:36
Play 14 Book 02 – School-Time - Chapter 01 - Tom's "First Half" Lucy Burgoyne
01:03:26
Play 15 Book 02 – School-Time - Chapter 02 - The Christmas Holidays hugoceline
00:19:41
Play 16 Book 02 – School-Time - Chapter 03 - The New Schoolfellow hugoceline
00:14:40
Play 17 Book 02 – School-Time - Chapter 04 - "The Young Idea" Annise
00:26:02
Play 18 Book 02 – School-Time - Chapter 05 - Maggie's Second Visit Lee Ann Howlett
00:11:02
Play 19 Book 02 – School-Time - Chapter 06 - A Love-Scene Lee Ann Howlett
00:10:43
Play 20 Book 02 – School-Time - Chapter 07 - The Golden Gates Are Passed Lee Ann Howlett
00:15:07
Play 21 Book 03 - The Downfall - Chapter 01 - What Had Happened at Home Lee Ann Howlett
00:15:05
Play 22 Book 03 - The Downfall - Chapter 02 - Mrs. Tulliver's Teraphim, or Household Gods Lee Ann Howlett
00:10:39
Play 23 Book 03 - The Downfall - Chapter 03 - The Family Council Lucy Burgoyne
00:43:17
Play 24 Book 03 - The Downfall - Chapter 04 - A Vanishing Gleam Lee Ann Howlett
00:09:12
Play 25 Book 03 - The Downfall - Chapter 05 - Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster Amanda Hindman
00:25:45
Play 26 Book 03 - The Downfall - Chapter 06 - Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice against the Present of a Pocket-Knife Lee Ann Howlett
00:15:20
Play 27 Book 03 - The Downfall - Chapter 07 - How a Hen Takes to Stratagem Elizabeth Harker
00:23:09
Play 28 Book 03 - The Downfall - Chapter 08 - Daylight on the Wreck Elizabeth Harker
00:15:30
Play 29 Book 03 - The Downfall - Chapter 09 - An Item Added to the Family Register Lee Ann Howlett
00:13:51
Play 30 Book 04 – The Valley of Humiliation - Chapter 01 - A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet Lee Ann Howlett
00:12:12
Play 31 Book 04 – The Valley of Humiliation - Chapter 02 - The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns Lee Ann Howlett
00:12:40
Play 32 Book 04 - The Valley of Humiliation - Chapter 03 - A Voice from the Past Janna
00:36:49
Play 33 Book 05 – Wheat and Tares - Chapter 01 - In the Red Deeps Janna
00:28:48
Play 34 Book 05 – Wheat and Tares - Chapter 02 - Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb Lucy Burgoyne
00:51:28
Play 35 Book 05 – Wheat and Tares - Chapter 03 - The Wavering Balance Marion Slawson
00:13:57
Play 36 Book 05 – Wheat and Tares - Chapter 04 - Another Love-Scene MichelleHarris
00:14:06
Play 37 Book 05 - Wheat and Tares - Chapter 05 - The Cloven Tree MichelleHarris
00:28:08
Play 38 Book 05 - Wheat and Tares - Chapter 06 - The Hard-Won Triumph Serin
00:10:12
Play 39 Book 05 - Wheat and Tares - Chapter 07 - A Day of Reckoning Serin
00:14:45
Play 40 Book 06 - The Great Temptation – Chapter 01 - A Duet in Paradise Serin
00:18:55
Play 41 Book 06 - The Great Temptation – Chapter 02 - First Impressions Sarafina Suransky
00:32:00
Play 42 Book 06 – The Great Temptation - Chapter 03 - Confidential Moments Ted Nugent
00:13:40
Play 43 Book 06 – The Great Temptation - Chapter 04 - Brother and Sister Amanda Hindman
00:15:40
Play 44 Book 06 – The Great Temptation – Chapter 05 - Showing That Tom Had Opened the Oyster Ted Nugent
00:14:09
Play 45 Book 06 – The Great Temptation – Chapter 06 - Illustrating the Laws of Attraction Amanda Hindman
00:24:19
Play 46 Book 06 – The Great Temptation – Chapter 07 - Philip Re-enters Amanda Hindman
00:28:09
Play 47 Book 06 – The Great Temptation – Chapter 08 - Wakem in a New Light Lee Ann Howlett
00:16:54
Play 48 Book 06 – The Great Temptation – Chapter 09 - Charity in Full-Dress Lee Ann Howlett
00:22:25
Play 49 Book 06 – The Great Temptation – Chapter 10 - The Spell Seems Broken Lee Ann Howlett
00:14:20
Play 50 Book 06 – The Great Temptation – Chapter 11 - In the Lane Sarafina Suransky
00:16:18
Play 51 Book 06 – The Great Temptation – Chapter 12 - A Family Party Sarafina Suransky
00:15:43
Play 52 Book 06 – The Great Temptation – Chapter 13 - Borne Along by the Tide Annise
00:32:34
Play 53 Book 06 – The Great Temptation – Chapter 14 – Waking LC
00:23:41
Play 54 Book 07 - The Final Rescue - Chapter 01 - The Return to the Mill Andy
00:18:38
Play 55 Book 07 - The Final Rescue - Chapter 02 - St. Ogg's Passes Judgment Andy
00:22:35
Play 56 Book 07 - The Final Rescue - Chapter 03 - Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable of Surprising Us Andy
00:18:06
Play 57 Book 07 - The Final Rescue - Chapter 04 - Maggie and Lucy Andy
00:17:27
Play 58 Book 07 - The Final Rescue - Chapter 05 - The Last Conflict Aaron Elliott
00:30:37