Bassein, Beth Ann. "Adultery and Death: Clarissa, Emma, Maggie, Anna, Tess, Edna." In Women and Death: Linkages in Western Thought and Literature, pp. 58-127. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984.
Faults George Eliot's expediency in The Mill on the Floss in having Maggie die an accidental death, an ending deemed damaging to women readers seeking inspiration and hope in characters.
Bewell, Alan. "The History of Death." In his Wordsworth and the Enlightenment: Nature, Man, and Society in the Experimental Poetry, pp. 187-234. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.
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