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Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
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Mar 29, 11

bookshelves: in-the-kindle, time-past, classics
Read from February 22 to March 01, 2011

A long read - not to be undetaken if you like modern prose that never goes off on a tangent or lets you in on the author's musings. But it drew me in; the characters are well drawn and you can't help sympathising with Gwendolen even though she's also a bit unlikeable. Mirah seems too good to be true on the other hand. The book shows the great contrasts in lifestyle, hopes and expectations between those with money and those without in Victorian England; and in particular, how hard it was for women to escape from the roles assigned to them by society - and men.
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message 1: by Natalie (last edited Mar 31, 2011 04:38AM) (new)

Natalie Wood Hi Bron - interesting comments on Deronda. But you've not commented on its early Zionistic aspects. Do you feel qualified to say something here? Regards, Natalie (Wood).


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