Now a full-cast Radio 4 dramatization starring award-winning actress, Anna Maxwell Martin. With precise plotting underpinned by a wise understanding of human nature, George Eliots most autobiographical novel gives a wonderful evocation of rural life and the complicated relationship between siblings. Part of the Macmillan Collectors Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition of The Mill on the Floss features an introduction by Professor Kathryn Hughes. Maggie Tulliver and her brother Tom enjoy a rural childhood on the banks of the river Floss. But the approach of adulthood creates tension: intelligent and fiery Maggie tests the boundaries of nineteenth-century society in her search for love, while Tom embraces convention and accepts his fathers desire for him to become a businessman. Increasingly self-righteous, Tom disapproves of his sisters suitors and when he discovers that she took a fateful boat trip with Stephen Guest, her cousins fiance, he turns his back on her. Maggie is ostracized by her beloved brother and her own community, and only through tragic events are the siblings reunited . . .