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'Grand and Vague': Why is Daniel Deronda about the Jews? (Prize Winning Essay)

'I am sure you are right to leave everything grand and vague', George Eliot's publisher wrote bemusedly to her about Daniel Deronda's Zionism (Letters VI: 272). In his 'Conversation' on Daniel Deronda, Henry James too, like many contemporary and…

Re-Interpretation of Some of George Eliot's Early Correspondence

The period from about twenty to thirty is usually the most momentous in the lives of illustrious men and women …. Moreover, it is a revolutionary age. George Eliot’s intellectual and spiritual development in the late 1830s and the 1840s has been…

What is a Pole Doing in Middlemarch?

“’His name is Ladislaw. He is said to be of foreign extraction.’ “’I know the sort,’ said Mr. Hawley; ‘some emissary. He’ll begin with flourish about the Rights of Man and end with murdering a wench. That’s the style.’” The…