(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed) George Eliot's last and most unconventional novel is considered by many to be her greatest. First published in installments in 1874-76, "Daniel Deronda" is a richly imagined epic with a mysterious hero at its heart. Deronda, a high-minded young man searching for his path in life, finds himself drawn by a series of dramatic encounters into two contrasting worlds: the English country-house life of Gwendolen Harleth, a high-spirited beauty trapped in an oppressive marriage, and the very different lives of a poor Jewish girl, Mirah, and her family. As Deronda uncovers the long-hidden secret of his own parentage, Eliot's moving and suspenseful narrative opens up a world of Jewish experience previously unknown to the Victorian novel.
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Daniel DerondaUser Review - Holly E. Ordway - DVD Talk
The movie In anticipation of reviewing the 2002 BBC production of Daniel Deronda, I made a point of reading my copy of the novel, which I'd been meaning to get around to for a while. One of George ... Read full review
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