Daniel Deronda (Illustrated + Audio)
"No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from."
George Eliot's last novel represents the author's summing up, the book in which she hoped to bring together all the values, ideals, and beliefs that had informed her earlier work.Daniel Deronda has been called the first international novel. Eliot takes the reader to London, Paris, Prague, Vienna, Rome, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Mainz, Genoa, Trieste, Beirut, Sardinia, Corsica, Ajaccio, Palestine, and New York-a globe-hopping journey that in itself makesDeronda unique among Eliot's novels.
This is also Eliot's most original novel in its construction, one of the earliest examples in English prose fiction of what would become the hallmark of much modern literature: the replacement of the straightforward, linear plot-beginning, middle, end-with a disrupted, nonlinear plot that depends on both flashbacks and flash-forwards. Its mixture of social satire and moral searching, along with a sympathetic rendering of Jewish proto-Zionist and Kabbalistic ideas, has made it a controversial final statement of one of the greatest of Victorian novelists.
This new edition ofDaniel Deronda is presented here with a selection of classic illustrations spanning several editions of the novels. There is also a link to a free full-length audio recording of the book.