The frivolous, beautiful Gwendolen Harleth finds in Deronda a man indifferent to her charms. In trying to win his regard, she develops her finer qualities. Deronda, kind and idealistic, is raised by a wealthy Christian guardian and later learns of his Jewish parentage. He falls in love with the... show more
The frivolous, beautiful Gwendolen Harleth finds in Deronda a man indifferent to her charms. In trying to win his regard, she develops her finer qualities. Deronda, kind and idealistic, is raised by a wealthy Christian guardian and later learns of his Jewish parentage. He falls in love with the lovely Mirah Cohen, whose invalid brother inspires him with the cause of Jewish nationalism. Part 2 of 2. (Nine 90's)
Publish date: May 30th 1967
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 912
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
, English Literature
Well...I've let this one sit for weeks and can think of nothing to say, because the book already said everything. Except that my overwhelming impression of my first Eliot is that it is very, very feminist.Plot details aside, this book made me think that one of the biggest obstacles women face is the...
5 stars As much as I love Victorian literature I was having difficulty with this book throughout the first section. After discussing the matter with another reader, I approached the book as though it was written by a French author such as Victor Hugo, instead of an English author. After that menta...
bookshelves: published-1876, classic, winter20092010, victorian, play-dramatisation, fraudio, filthy-lucre, philosophy Recommended for: Wanda and Laura Read from February 09 to 10, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** I sense a fair amount of neo-platonic thought running through here and also puts me in min...
This is a really good book.
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 Palestinian perspective, I suspect my view would be different.I started it as audio, but it wa...
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