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The Mill on the Floss Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 6: Chapter 1 Summary

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Book 6: Chapter 1 Summary

In this chapter, we are reacquainted with Lucy, Maggie's cousin. She is being courted by the son of the main partner of Guest and Company (her father's employer), Stephen Guest. He is wealthy, attractive, and has leisure time to spend with Lucy. Their banter lets us know that she suits him because she has not too much of any of the qualities he desires in a woman-prettiness, thoughtfulness, or gentleness. She tells him that Maggie is coming to visit and she wants him to meet her.

We also learn from their conversation that Tom is moving up in the company because of the way he has performed and that Mrs. Tulliver is now the housekeeper in the Deane house.

Book 6: Chapter 1 Analysis

Maggie and Lucy have always had a good relationship-a loving one-in spite of the obstacles thrown in front of it by the family...

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