The Lifted Veil by George Eliot

I’m afraid this one works as a curiosity but not much more. According to the end notes, The Lifted Veil, written just after her first novel, Adam Bede, is Ms. Eliot’s only first person narrative and her only book to deal with supernatural elements.  It’s probably for the best that she gave both up as soon as possible. The Lifted Veil is an entertaining story, overall, about a man … Continue reading The Lifted Veil by George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) is a wonderful frustrating read. George Eliot’s major interest is the situation of unmarried women. In her day, their situation was not very good. Maggie Tulliver, the heroine of The Mill on the Floss, must obey first her father’s and then her brother’s wishes. She is devoted to both and never questions her position … Continue reading The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot