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A brilliant masterpiece, which is different than her most books, Daniel Deronda focuses on the Jewish nationalists and their case. Gwendolen Harleth, a woman with almost everything, was someone who was desired by every man, but she cannot find a man who can match her. Harleth marries Grandcourt. But the marriage does not last long, and the failed marriage crushes poor Harleth. She tries to find comfort in Daniel Deronda, who finds out about her Jewish ancestry. Daniel begins trying to court her to his side of spirituality. In the end, he was too engrossed in his commitment to getting her to his side to save her.
What makes this book stand out?
The brilliant depiction of those times and the effect of the time on people could only be accomplished by Eliot.
Read it for
It is different from the other books written by Eliot. This book, the last one written by Eliot, makes the reader face the world and its strange notions about spirituality and religion.
Don't read it for
This book falls towards the morbid side. If you wish to read something lively filled with happiness, this isn’t the one for you.