'The generations of ants and beavers': Classical Economics and Animals in The Mill on the Floss

Title

'The generations of ants and beavers': Classical Economics and Animals in The Mill on the Floss

Description

Before any named characters find their way into The Mill on the Floss, the narrator introduces us to two sets of animals (aside from a human driver): white ducks dipping their heads into the stream and horses pulling a covered wagon. The ducks are characterized as being 'unmindful of theā€¦

Creator

Andrew Lallier

Source

George Eliot Review
2012: 43, 47-55

Publisher

GER and George Eliot Archive

Date

2012

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Citation

Andrew Lallier, “'The generations of ants and beavers': Classical Economics and Animals in The Mill on the Floss,” George Eliot Review Online, accessed October 19, 2019, https://georgeeliotreview.org/items/show/736.