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Bibliography: The Mill on the Floss by Eliot, George

The Mill on the Floss
Eliot, George
Note Source
Home Monthly 5/1897; Courier 9/16/1899
Note Relating to Cather

In Home Monthly, Cather writes: "The childhood of David and his sister [in Mrs. Humphry Ward's David Grieve] is done with a strong comprehensive touch that recalls George Eliot's matchless treatment of little Tom and Maggie Tulliver."

In Courier, Cather writes: "She ... wished to make a complete picture of country life and took a large canvas and brought a company of stolid earthly people about her more feverish characters. But she knew when to lay all of them aside ..."