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This novel deals with passionate and clever Maggie Tulliver who can’t fit herself in the narrow world of St Oggs but her brother Tom yearns to be accepted and loved. This novel is mainly a melodramatic flood of lust, love, betrayal and petite blonde envy, and serves as one of the good bildungsroman examples in literature.
What makes this book stand out?
The book's power is derived from the consistent play of the tragic forces that unify the whole work.
Read it for
This novel is more concerned with the psychological truth.
Don't read it for
The novel is said to be melodramatic.