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Published: 10 July 2014

768 Pages


ISBN: 9780199682867

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Daniel Deronda

Second Edition

George Eliot
Edited by Graham Handley and K. M. Newton

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition of George Eliot's last great novel, whose dual plot and Jewish storyline encompass issues that remain controversial and current in the twenty-first century.
  • The novel combines a powerful story of the intertwined lives of Gwendolen Harleth and Daniel Deronda against the backdrop of a morally bankrupt Britain and the vision of establishing a Jewish homeland.
  • New, wide-ranging introduction by K. M. Newton argues for the novel's innovations in its subject matter and treatment, linking it with aspects of modernist fiction and re-aligning its realism with romance-based fiction and the sensation novel. It considers themes of gambling and luck and questions negative judgements of the Jewish part.
  • Up-to-date bibliography.
  • Reprints the authoritative Clarendon critical text.

New to this Edition:

  • New introduction by K. M. Newton
  • New, up-to-date bibliography
  • New, fuller chronology
  • Revised explanatory notes

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