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Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
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Jun 15, 10

Read in October, 2009

The plot was amazing! A great example of 19th century literature and how brilliant George Eliot truly was. Eliot follows two characters on their journeys, Deronda to find his true genealogy & Gwendolen to find what happiness fortune holds. This book like many of Elliot's books points out highly controversial religious issues of the time reflective of her own life that reflected a mix of Anglican upbringing dappling in realism & societal faux pas. In this book she points out a subtle but felt anti-Semitic movement in 19th century England through Deronda's character hiding beneath the front of a debonair, elegant society that seemed to have it all together in an enviable state as seen through Gwendolen's character.
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Quotes Lindsay Liked

George Eliot
“For what is love itself, for the one we love best? - an enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.”
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

George Eliot
“I think I dislike what I don't like more than I like what I like.”
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

George Eliot
“Let my body dwell in poverty, and my hands be as the hands of the toiler; but let my soul be as a temple of remembrance where the treasures of knowledge enter and the inner sanctuary is hope.”
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda


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