George Eliot haswritten plenty of novels,but onlyone thathas actuallybeen set inher contemporaryVictorian era.DanielDeronda is a complex,lengthy and quitefascinating tale aboutfamily and life'shardships,aswell aslove,loyalty,friendship and devotion,outlining thelives of DanielDeronda and GwendolenHarleth-twoyouths whomeet in a seemingly accidentalsetting in the imaginary Germantown of Leubronn.
Thenovel follows twodistinctplots:Daniel and Gwendolen's storieswhich it narrates in greatdetail,telling of thedifficulties andhardship thathas drivenGwendolen to a lifestyle wheregambling almostthreatens to ruinher,whilethe financialproblems of herfamily alreadysets her uptoward an uncertain future;and ofthe intriguinglife of DanielDeronda,who is drivenby fatethrough an unlikelyseries of events whichbring him tomeeting thelong lostbrother of a young Jewishgirl he had rescued fromdrowning.
The tumultuous andcomplicated events thatlead Daniel and Gwendolen to crosspaths and latertake a few trulydifficult andtough decisions abouttheir respectivefutures will definitelyprovide readerswith a delectable reading experience,andwitnessing the serpentinepaths both havetaken intheir attempt to aspire towardhappiness will further enrich thestory.
As you continue reading,you will find DanielDeronda toprogress from a seemingly simplesetting to an engaging andquite inspiringplot that youwill likely find morethan satisfying,whether you'remore interested in theromantic aspect of thestory,or you're justlooking for somelight entertainment thatwill also inspire some deeperthoughts aboutlife and thechoices wemake on a day-to-day basis.
Thevalues andlessons one canderive fromthis exceptionalpublication trulymakes DanielDeronda one of GeorgeEliot's most distinguishedmasterpieces.With a fewremarkably complexcharacters and a somewhatmore unique approachto Victorianvalues,this is onebook thatwill not failto inspireyou,evenmore than 100years after itwas written.
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