Penguin English library;
Eliot, George Hardy Barbara Nathan
Jews -- England -- Fiction. Zionists -- Fiction. England -- Fiction.
Penguin Books 18 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 30). George Eliot ; edited with an introd. by Barbara Hardy. Book
LC: PZ3.E43; PR4658; Dewey: 823/.8
ISBN: 0140430202; 9780140430202 LCCN: 75-308776
Deronda, a high-minded young man searching for his path in life, finds himself drawn by a series of dramatic encounters into two contrasting worlds: the English country-house life of Gwendolen Harleth, a high-spirited beauty trapped in an oppressive marriage, and the very different lives of a poor Jewish girl, Mirah, and her family. As Deronda uncovers the long-hidden secret of his own parentage, Eliot's moving and suspenseful narrative opens up a world of Jewish experience previously unknown to the Victorian novel.