In England, Mary Ann Evans, publishing as George Eliot, released her new novel, The Mill on the Floss. Writing throughout 1859, she had completed the work on March 21, 1860. It sold six thousand copies in the month and a half after its publication. (By John Osborne)
Mrinal Kanti Cattopadhyay, "A Critique on The Mill On the Floss," in Mohit K. Ray and Rama Kundu (editors), Studies in Women Writers in English, Volume 5 (New Delhi, India: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors Ltd, 2006), 17.