Mr. Pullet is a “gentleman farmer,” meaning that he has been made wealthy by his land holdings. He was thought a very good catch for Mrs. Pullet in marriage, and he funds her expensive taste in clothes and home furnishings. Tom thinks he is somewhat awkward, since he has little to say in family gatherings and spends most of his time sucking on peppermints.
Mr. Pullet Character Timeline in The Mill on the Floss
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Pullet appears in The Mill on the Floss. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 6
...has prepared a delicious puff pastry in preparation for a visit from her sisters, Deane, Pullet, and Glegg. She complains that Tom and Maggie are awkward around their aunts and uncles,... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 7
Book 1, Chapter 9
Book 1, Chapter 13