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The Mill on the Floss - Book 3: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3: Chapter 1 Summary

Now we get the story of Mr. Tulliver's accident. He had received word that his mortgage was already owned by Mr. Wakem. He had been on his horse when he got the message, had fainted and fallen off. He asked for Maggie, so she had come home and then had gone to get Tom as recorded in Book 2: Chapter 7. When he gets home he vows to make Wakem pay.

Book 3: Chapter 1 Analysis

Eliot's father appears to have been a healthy and robust man. In the diary of his sixtieth year, he was still doing the work of several men. She had lived with him and looked after his household from the time her mother died until his death in 1849. He was dependent on his daughter in his later years, and, remembering that the book was published in 1860, it's reasonable to suppose...

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