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Daniel Deronda [electronic resource] /
George Eliot ; edited by Graham Handley.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1984.
xxxvi, 755 p., [1] p. of plates : facsim. ; 23 cm.
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Appeared in Choice on 1985-09:
The Clarendon edition, according to general editor Gordon S. Haight, attempts ``to establish a critical text based on collation of the manuscripts with all the relevant editions published in George Eliot's lifetime.'' Accordingly, Graham Handley has worked with the manuscript of Daniel Deronda, the first-edition proof, and three editions published while George Eliot lived. In his introduction, Handley provides an excellent history of writing and publication; an informative account of the author's alterations of her original text, usually to gain dramatic effect; detailed descriptions of manuscript, proofs, and the first three editions; and full explanation of his critical procedure in establishing the text. Variants, including legible deletions, appear in footnotes throughout the work. This volume includes a sample page from the manuscript as well as reproductions of title-pages from the first edition's four volumes. This Daniel Deronda maintains the meticulous scholarship of earlier volumes, and the Clarendon edition will provide reliable standard texts of the novels of George Eliot. Upper-division undergraduates will use this book, as will graduate students.-J.R. Combs, Kentucky Wesleyan College
Appeared in Library Journal on 1998-09-15:
Nadia May meets the strenuous demands of Eliot's narration with easy assurance. In this enduring Victorian classic written in 1876, two stories weave in and out of each other: The first is about Gwendolen, one of Eliot's finest creations, who grows from a self-centered young beauty to a thoughtful adult with an expanded vision of the world around her. The second is about Daniel Deronda, adopted son of an aristocratic Englishman who becomes fascinated with Jewish traditions when he meets an ailing Jewish philosopher named Mordecai and his sensitive sister, Mirah. Providentially, Daniel then discovers that he himself is Jewish. Eliot's (Middlemarch, Audio Reviews, LJ 3/15/95) tender portrait of Mordecai is considered by some critics to be one of the most sympathetic treatments of a Jewish character in Victorian literature. Characterizations are strong throughout, except when the author takes center stage and delivers one of her lengthy monologs. Once the compelling drama resumes, it makes incredible demands on the narrator. However, whether May is reading French or German or Italian quotations, or interpreting Mordecai's Zionist speeches, she deserves to share the final applause with George Eliot herself.‘Jo Carr, Sarasota, FL
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Table of Contents
Oxford World's Classics Daniel Derondap. i
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Abbreviations and Referencesp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Note on the Textp. xxiii
Select Bibliographyp. xxv
A Chronology of George Eliotp. xxvii
the Spoiled Childp. 3
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"Philistia, Be Thou Glad of Me!"p. 109
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Daniel Derondap. 173
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Maidens Choosingp. 175
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Gwendolen Gets Her Choicep. 260
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Daniel Derondap. 343
Mordecaip. 345
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Revelationsp. 434
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Daniel Derondap. 527
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the Mother and the Sonp. 529
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Fruit and Seedp. 603
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Explanatory Notes (unascribed Chapter Mottoes Are by Ge.)p. 697
Appendix the: Chronology of Daniel Derondap. 725
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