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George Eliot's final novel is an extraordinary, keen and yet tender examination of two very different lives.

A beautiful young woman stands poised over the gambling tables in an expensive hotel. She is aware of, and resents, the gaze of an unusual young man, a stranger, who seems to judge her, and find her wanting. The encounter will change her life.

The strange young man is Daniel Deronda, brought up with his own origins shrouded in mystery, searching for a compelling outlet for his singular talents and remarkable capacity for empathy. Deronda's destiny will change the lives of many.

Reviews

Daniel Deronda...is written with an understanding of egoism that no one except Proust has ever matched, and a calm assurance of style that sends a shiver of terrified sympathy down my spine.

Laurence Lerner, Independent

The foremost woman novelist of her day

Evening Standard

From Adam Bede to Daniel Deronda, she questioned her times. She plumbed ideas, politics, religion, race, and above all the vagaries of the heart

Guardian

700 pages of intellectual thrills. Watch out for the amazing women: Lydia Glasher, the abandoned mistress baying for revenge, and Alcharisi, the singer who gives up her son to pursue her career

Patricia Duncker, Daily Telegraph

There is not a page of Daniel Deronda that is not marked with intelligence, and a few are as queer and perceptive as any I've read

Edmund White, Sunday Times

Daniel Deronda must surely rank high among works of literature that (excluding the Bible and other religious texts) have had the greatest effect on the world

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099577294

    January 3, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    912 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Hardback

    9781857151633

    October 15, 2000

    Everyman

    928 pages

    RRP $41.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140434279

    October 26, 1995

    Penguin Classics

    896 pages

    RRP $21.00

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  • EBook

    9781473545236

    November 3, 2016

    Vintage Digital

    912 pages

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  • EBook

    9780141974354

    July 25, 2012

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

    912 pages

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  • EBook

    9780141919997

    February 7, 1996

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

    896 pages

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Also by George Eliot

The Lifted Veil
Scenes Of Clerical Life
Middlemarch: Penguin Drop Caps
Mill On The Floss
Silly Novels By Lady Novelists
Mod Lib Romola
Mod Lib Daniel Deronda
Mod Lib Silas Marner
Mod Lib Middlemarch
Romola
Felix Holt
Silas Marner
The Mill On The Floss
Adam Bede
Middlemarch

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