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Review: Daniel Deronda

User Review  - Jenny Yates - Goodreads

This novel, first published in 1876, is not easy for modern readers. It has some beautiful writing, interesting and deeply considered characters, and a unique plot, but it also has a very slow pace. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bob - Goodreads

Eliot can be tough going. DANIEL DERONDA is full of long, long passages in which Eliot, as an omnipotent third-person narrator, describes the thought processes of her characters. The thoughts are deep ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Cavalieri - Goodreads

Since Middlemarch is my ALLTIME (as of this stage in my life) favorite book. I will admit to high hopes. So disappointed. No where near as layered. PROS: The plot of Jews in Europe was really ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Not my favorite classic, but there were some good moments and some good quotes. Eliot has a great writing style, and her anecdotes are very good. They usually take the form of character dialogue, so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rainey - Goodreads

Just discovered I neglected to add this book. I read Daniel Deronda in college, and unfortunately, despite some interesting characters, it did not strike a chord with me. Read full review

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User Review  - Diane Adam - Goodreads

Worth reading for the language alone: who would not want to live in a world where men apologise for not wearing a tie by saying, "Pray excuse my dishabille"? The story moves along well enough and I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ronald Bleier - Goodreads

I finished the book but it was heavy sledding at times. What kept me going was Elliot's incredible prose and her intelligence and learning. The weirdest thing was naming her putative heroine Harleth ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hope - Goodreads

Like Eliot's Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda has two storylines. The first half of the book is about beautiful Gwendolen Harleth who cares for nothing but her own pleasure. Daniel Deronda makes a few ... Read full review

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User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

7-3-13 "Chapter 70, the last chapter" THANK GOD! Agggh. For the moment it's a three...it may make it to four on reflection. Had I read it years ago, before becoming cognizant of and sympathetic to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Krisette Spangler - Goodreads

2 1/2 Stars! My biggest feeling in finishing this novel is relief. It felt like a story that could have been told in half the time, and just drug on and on. The author spent so much time giving you a ... Read full review


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