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Daniel Deronda [Kindle Edition]

George Eliot
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  • File Size: 1143 KB
  • Print Length: 978 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084ATXJM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I think he is not like young men in general January 31, 2011
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"Daniel Deronda" was the last novel George Eliot wrote, and it's an appropriate finale to her career -- a lushly-written, heartfelt story about a young man searching for his past (and clues to his future), as well as a vibrant strong-willed young lady who discovers that life doesn't always go your way. Even better, Eliot deftly avoided the cliches and caricatures of the Jewish people, portraying them with love and respect.

Daniel Deronda is the ward (and rumored illegitimate son) of a nobleman, who is unsure of his past (particularly of his mother) catching a glimpse of pretty, reckless, arrogant Gwendolyn Harleth at a casino. Gwendolyn (who boasts that she gets everything she wants) is interested in Daniel, but when her family loses all their money, she marries a rich suitor, a relative of Daniel's -- knowing that his mistress and illegitimate children will be disinherited. But she soon finds that her new husband is a sadistic brute, and sees Daniel as her only help.

Meanwhile, Daniel rescues the despairing Mirah Lapidoth from a suicide attempt in the river, and he helps the young Jewish singer find a home and friends to care for her. As he helps her find her family, he becomes passionately attached to the Jewish population and their plight, embodied by a dying young visionary and a kindly shopkeeping family. Then he receives an important message -- one that will illuminate his roots, and give him a course for the future.

When Eliot published her final novel, it caused a massive stir -- not many novelists tackled the plight of the Jewish population, or how it compared to the gilded upper classes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story March 25, 2012
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I saw the BBC movie version before reading the book, and both were very enjoyable. There's more to the story, of course, in the book, but they did a good job with it in the movie. I did enjoy getting into the characters' heads more, as always with a book versus movie, although there were times when the book didn't hold my interest well. It's very long and some parts are just a bit too wordy, but still a great story and a good read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daniel Deronda December 12, 2012
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A masterpiece...the drama of early Zionism fascinating.
Characters In Daniel deronda magnificently drawn. feeling and action are united? Almost as good as Middlemarch
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars astonishing sloppiness November 2, 2013
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This is one of the best novels I've ever read, but this edition offers represents the worst example of proof-reading I've ever encountered. Two or three errors on every page. What have we come to? Avoid Digireads.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Daniel Doronda June 30, 2012
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Far more difficult than George Eliot's Middlemarch, and not so tidy, but worth every kern. The tempestuous, proto-feminist character of Gwendolen alone would support a fine novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very uplifting love story March 16, 2013
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I think this is a great story to read and think about. The author has a very insightful way of dealing with human emotions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Daniel Deronda is her last and best book george elliot has done
a terrific book with a very interesting subject. a must read
for both men and women
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really a great book January 16, 2013
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Some people have found it hard to read George Eliot because of the language and it's so old, but I fell in love with this story. It is such a great tale of love.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
It was insightful and informative concerning the path the Jews traveled.

Martha W. Bowles
Published 4 hours ago by Martha Bowles
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
It's a challenging read, being written in pretty dense Victorian style, but well worth it. Deep and affecting.
Published 1 day ago by J. Parr
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant story of hope and redemption
George Eliot's genius was in her ability to weave together seemingly disparate story threads and characters into a seamless masterpiece of astonishing beauty. Read more
Published 29 days ago by catlover
5.0 out of 5 stars George Eliot
Please . It's GEORGE ELIOT. It is great.
Published 1 month ago by Sara Klein
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing
I really liked this book, it was a book With a slow start that became part of my life. The characters were a surprise especially the Jews. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Norma Assam
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Dreary period drama.
Published 1 month ago by JG
4.0 out of 5 stars Sentimental but substantial
I really enjoyed reading this 19th century soap opera.

SPOILER ALERT! Daniel's heritage was very heavily foreshadowed, but it didn't take away from the overall novel... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Barbara Lloyd
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic unforgettable read
I chose this rating as this is such a classic novel. It is not easy to read and the writing is extremely dense………in the very old style, however her characterisations are so... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Susan Seligson
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and suprprising
Daniel Deronda, reflect's in a very reallistic way the Georgian British society in 19th century. The situation of Jewish people in England and reflects sionist ideas way ahead of... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sharyn Bistre Dabbah
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the character development
I wanted to read the book before I watched the movie. George Eliot gets deep inside her characters' feelings and emotions. Read more
Published 4 months ago by samwan
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Born Mary Ann Evans, Victorian novelist George Eliot (1819-1880) is the author of a number of remarkable works, including the masterpiece Middlemarch.

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