This classic literary work was first published in 1860 in three volumes with author signed as George Eliot. The writer was actually a woman named Mary Ann Evans, who disguised her identify with a false male name in order to be published during the Victorian years when it was quite improper for a lady to accomplish such a thing as writing a novel. This small pocket edition (5-3/4 x 4-1/2) is one of several classic novels published by Macmillan and is dated 1922 on the title page.
Principal characters are brother and sister, Tom, age 13, and Maggie Tulliver, age 9. The drama unfolds over a period of ten years and concludes with a tragic ending. Adapted as a movie in 1937 and later a television series during the late 1970's. Brown cloth-bound cover with gold embossed printing. Some staining on the front. A total of 553 pages with footnotes at the back. A list of all Macmillan Pocket Classic titles is included in the front of the book with notation at the bottom that those marked with an asterisk could not be sold in British Dominions. Each book cost 48-cents. This one is in good condition with all pages intact. Page edges are age-darkened. Fly leaf is signed by the book's owner, a previous resident of the historic stone farmhouse where the book was found in the attic.
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