Book 1: Chapter 1 | Book 1: Chapter 2
• Book One: Chapter One.
• The setting of the story is laid out; it is the town of St. Ogg's, on the river Floss.
• Dorlcote Mill sits where the Floss meets a tributary, the Ripple, and it uses the flow of water in the Ripple.
• Book One: Chapter Two.
• Mr. Tulliver tells Mrs. Tulliver that he plans to send their son, Tom, away to school.
• Mrs. Tulliver wants to consult her sisters and their husbands about this decision, but Mr. Tulliver refuses to do so.
• Mr. Tulliver observes that he wishes that Tom, rather than his sister, Maggie, inherits his intelligence.
• Mrs. Tulliver complains about how naughty Maggie is.
Book 1: Chapter 3 | Book 1: Chapter 4
• Book One: Chapter Three.
• Mr. Tulliver asks Mr. Riley's advice about Tom's education, and Mr. Riley advises him to send Tom to study with a parson.
• Maggie discusses Daniel Defoe's The History...
This section contains 2,673 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)