The Mill on the Floss is a book written by George Eliot, whose
real name is Mary Anne
(later Marian) Evans. There is a great deal of autobiography in
this book. The facts of Mary
Anne\'s life do not match Maggie Tulliver, but there is an
obvious reflection of her own life.
Book One: Chapter1-13
The novel opens up with a description of the countryside around
the town of St. Ogg\'s
and the river Floss. In the second chapter Maggie, Mr.
Tulliver, Mrs. Tulliver, and Mr. Riley are
introduced. Mr. Tulliver states his intention to send Tom to a
different school. In the third
chapter Mr. Riley gives his advice about a school for Tom. In
the forth chapter Mr. Tulliver
goes after Tom, while Mr. Tulliver is gone you learn about that
Maggie\'s mother is concerned
mainly with what her family thinks. In the fifth chapter Tom is
home and you learn that he cares
for his sister Maggie deeply, and that Tom\'s opinion is very
important to Maggie. In the sixth
chapter the Tulliver\'s are getting ready for the aunts and
uncles to arrive. In the seventh chapter
the family arrives and you are introduced to Mrs. Glegg, Mrs.
Pullet, Mrs. Deane and Maggie\'s
cousin Lucy. Mr. Tulliver states his intention to send Tom to
school and it is met with
opposition. In the eighth chapter he goes to his
brother-in-laws house to demand the money that
he owes him so that he can pay his wife\'s sister Mrs. Glegg. In
chapter nine you read about the
Tullivers going to visit the Pullets. In the tenth chapter
Maggie pushed Lucy in the mud because
she is receiving most of Tom\'s attention. When Tom goes to tell
on her she runs off and can\'t be
found. In the eleventh chapter Maggie decides to run away to
the gypsies, but after learning how
poor they were and how little of food they had she decides to go
back home. In the twelfth
chapter you read that St. Ogg is named for it\'s patron saint
who showed pity on a woman and
child. St. Ogg is the town where the Gleggs live. In the
thirteenth chapter Mr. Tulliver borrows
money from a client of his old enemy Wakem.

Book One: Chapter 1-7
In the first chapter of this book Tom is at school, and he is
Stelling\'s only student. Maggie
goes to visit him in October. In the second chapter Tom gets to
come home for Christmas. Mr.
Tulliver has a lawsuit against Mr. Pivart , his next door
neighbor. It has also become known
that Wakem\'s son will be sent to school with Tom. In the third
chapter Tom is back at school
and meets Phillip Wakem. Philip Wakem is a small, deformed
youth with a hump on his back,
but is an exceptional artist and story teller. In the forth
chapter read that Tom feels that Philip is
an enemy. Tom and Philip get in an argument that left Phillip
crying bitterly. Tom bribes Mr.
Poulter to let him borrow his sword and keep it under his bed.
In the fifth chapter Tom tries to
make up the quarrel with Philip, but Wakem does not respond.
Tom tries to impress Maggie and
drops the sword on his foot. Also Maggie becomes very fond of
Philip Wakem. In the sixth
chapter Philip sends all his extra time with Tom and Maggie.
Maggie kisses Philip in the library
and promises to do so again next time she sees him. In the
seventh chapter Tom goes on at King\'s
Lorton until his fifth half year, and Maggie is sent to boarding
school with Lucy. Also Mr.
Tulliver loses his lawsuit against Mr. Pivart.

Book Three: Chapters 1-9
In the first chapter Mr. Tullver falls off of his horse and is
found insensible by the
roadside. Tom ventures that Wakem is responsible and vows to
make him "feel for it". In the
second chapter Mr. Tulliver is found crying over the things
that she has to sell to pay the
mortgage. Maggie reproaches her mother for caring more about
her possessions than Mr. Tulliver.
In the third chapter the aunts and uncles gather for
consultation. They help by buying some of
Mrs. Tullivers good things. In the forth chapter Mr. Tulliver
wakes up for a while and becomes
excited, but soon falls back to bed. In the sixth chapter Tom
goes to see his