CliffsNotes on Eliot's Mill on the Floss
In this 19th-century novel, Maggie Tulliver breaks off her romance with the man she loves, after she discovers that it was he who ruined her family's small mill business. She runs off with her cousin's fiance, reconsiders, repents, and returns. But it is too late.
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