The Mill on the Floss Book 6, Chapter 6 Summary

George Eliot

Book 6, Chapter 6 Summary

Maggie is enjoying a lot of attention in the society of St. Ogg’s. She attends dances, wears fancy dresses, and is very aware of the young women talking about her and the young men flirting with her. Thus Maggie is introduced to the way of life of a young, well-to-do lady. She gets up in the morning without having anything special that must be done. She enjoys unchecked leisure, an abundance of music, and long walks in the sunshine. As time passes, the haunting memories of her troubled youth begin to slip away. She has become, she realizes, a woman who is noticed. This is something very new for her.

Philip has not yet shown himself. He had not known that Maggie was in town when he made plans to spend a couple of weeks...

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