Daniel Deronda (Dodo Press)

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Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals ...
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Overview

Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes. Her first major literary work was the translation of David Strauss' Life of Jesus (1846). In 1857 The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton, the first of the Scenes of Clerical Life, was published in Blackwood's Magazine and, along with the other Scenes, was well received. Her first complete novel, published in 1859, was Adam Bede and was an instant success. Eliot's most famous work, Middlemarch, was a turning point in the history of the novel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781409987826
  • Publisher: Dodo Press
  • Publication date: 11/20/2009
  • Pages: 712
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.56 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2011

    This is Vol. II of a 3 Vol. story

    It should be noted that this is Volume II of "Daniel Deronda", therefore it is missing the first part of the story (look for Vol. I), and I assume the end as well, since the work comes in three volumes, so you will have to find a Volume III as well if you want to finish the story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2006

    Daniel Deronda - Unexpectedly good

    I do not know anyone who has ever read this book and had never heard of it, but what an unexpected surprise it was. I had a hard time putting it down. Follows the lives of two main characters - Gwendolyn - who reminded me of Scarlett O'Hara and Deronda- a man with a good and genuine heart. There is also the pompous Grandcourt character you just want to punch! Great plot - will keep the pages turning. Only negative (which can easily be skipped through without missing anything)was that some of the religious philosophy of Mordecai was a bit too wordy for me. However, you will not be disappointed.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2005

    Compulsive Reading

    I consider myself a fan of the nineteenth century British novel, but never have I read one as unputdownable as Daniel Deronda. Eliot mangages to craft a novel with texture as rich and complex as a Flemish tapestry, without ever slackening the pace of a riveting story. In Deronda himself she creates a hero whose unimpeachable moral integrity is balanced by a touching personal vulnerability. None of her characters, down to the members of Society who attend the balls and soirees to utter one line and be forgotten, are flat. I found Daniel Deronda to be a brilliant, evocative book, and a hugely satisfying read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    A true classic

    Give yourself an opportunity to read a true classic and escape into a completely different time and place. Victorian England lays the stage as two major dramas unfold. Follow strong-willed Gwendolyn as she learns what it is that her heart really desires when she is forced to make a life-changing decision, thus realizing she is stronger than she ever imagined. Meanwhile Daniel Deronda saves a young woman from drowning and finds himself trying to unlock the mystery of her past and becomes all the more intrigued with her and the truths he uncovers. Daniel's search for truth about her past may ultimately bring him closer to knowledge of himself...Is he willing to change who he has believed himself to be all this time?

    I love a novel that is smart and well thought-out. No wonder this one is a classic! Beautifully rich characters. Great story!!! LOVED IT!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2004

    A great writer's moral passion

    A great writer's moral passion embraces the Zionist cause in this complex and intricate novel.If not her greatest work certainly one worth careful reading and study.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2003

    Great book, just as great movie.

    This book is a moving, riviting, and spiritual thing. It has everything anyone is looking for in a good read. If you like the book,...buy the movie!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2014

    Prince Kaleb

    "Thee can cope," he chuckled, offering to hand her up. ((Sounds so wrong... meh meaning is in helping you up, of course.))

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2014

    Frost

    On his way back the archer gets pelted with rain. He finds a tavern to stay at till the rain stops. Hey bartender you know of any help in the kingdom for me i could use a job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2014

    Anya

    She dropped the list and quickly nodded to Darion. "Of course!" She shoved a bottle of secured ink, a ratty quill, and a piece of torn parchment into her apron. "Lead the way."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2014

    Caleb

    ( can i join) a elf stumbles and falls to the ground with a poisend arrow in his back

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2014

    Frost

    Walks toward prince caleb with the horse in tow. The hawy stands on the saddle.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    Rose to princess snow

    Please read mah bio at 'legit'. Am i excepted?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 14, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    Katy

    Katy ducked her head and walked next to her older sister

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2014

    Diane

    Blushes even more, her hace turning cherry red...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    Fawn

    "I am fine." I say.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2014

    Diane to Fallon

    Kk)) I follow her while troting slowly on Nova so that Honey can keep up.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2014

    Diane to Jade

    You know whats ever SCARIER? The fact that Five Nights At Freddy's is based off a true story. Freddy Fazbear's Pizza is a real pace!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2014

    Cedric @ Snow

    -3- Guess what? I'm a girl in rl, too. I prefer playing guy parts. Lot less drama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    Prince Cedric

    He polished his blade, lounging in a chair.

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