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Ebook Daniel Deronda Volume I by George Eliot read! Book Title: Daniel Deronda Volume I
The author of the book: George Eliot
Date of issue: November 1st 2006
ISBN: 1425042163
ISBN 13: 9781425042165
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.81 MB
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It took me from 17th December to 1st January to read this and I put in a lot of hours between those dates. I don't know where to start with a review of this. I was extremely impressed and this year have gone from finding Eliot unreadable to a favourite author. Eliot had a fine mind and is a fine writer. 'Fine' appears to be my highest form of praise at present!

Eliot does not shrink from including all types of life in her texts and this is no exception. I think the Jewish and English themes compliment each other and there were quite a few standout lines (standout to me because of my academic preoccupations). A favourite is: 'such is the irony of earthly mixtures, that the heroes have not always had carpets and teacups of their own'. Fabulous stuff.

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Without trying to give too much away, I agree with the introduction in that I am glad Eliot left the ending open. I personally hope that Gwendolen turns out right after all and (again with the introduction) that she does in fact make up a little for the sacrifices of Dorothea and Maggie.

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Ebook Daniel Deronda Volume I read Online! Mary Ann Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She was born in 1819 at a farmstead in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, where her father was estate manager. Mary Ann, the youngest child and a favorite of her father's, received a good education for a young woman of her day. Influenced by a favorite governess, she became a religious evangelical as an adolescent.

Her first published work was a religious poem. Through a family friend, she was exposed to Charles Hennell's "An Inquiry into the Origins of Christianity". Unable to believe, she conscientiously gave up religion and stopped attending church. Her father shunned her, sending the broken-hearted young dependent to live with a sister until she promised to reexamine her feelings. Her intellectual views did not, however, change. She translated "Das Leben Jesu", a monumental task, without signing her name to the 1846 work.

After her father's death in 1849, Mary Ann traveled, then accepted an unpaid position with The Westminster Review. Despite a heavy workload, she translated "The Essence of Christianity", the only book ever published under her real name. That year, the shy, respectable writer scandalized British society by sending notices to friends announcing she had entered a free "union" with George Henry Lewes, editor of The Leader, who was unable to divorce his first wife. They lived harmoniously together for the next 24 years, but suffered social ostracism and financial hardship. She became salaried and began writing essays and reviews for The Westminster Review.

Renaming herself "Marian" in private life and adopting the penname "George Eliot," she began her impressive fiction career, including: "Adam Bede" (1859), "The Mill on the Floss" (1860), "Silas Marner" (1861), "Romola" (1863), and "Middlemarch" (1871). Themes included her humanist vision and strong heroines. Her poem, "O May I Join the Choir Invisible" expressed her views about non supernatural immortality: "O may I join the choir invisible/ Of those immortal dead who live again/ In minds made better by their presence. . ." D. 1880.

Her 1872 work Middlemarch has been described by Martin Amis and Julian Barnes as the greatest novel in the English language.


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A hard book, obviously not for everyone.


This needs to be read to each


One of the best books


Bogus! You could have done better.


I never liked the book.

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