Daniel Deronda

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Daniel Deronda  (1876) 
by George Eliot
Daniel Deronda is a novel by George Eliot, first published in 1876. It was the last novel she completed, coming after Middlemarch and Felix Holt, and was the only one set in the contemporary Victorian society of her day. Its mixture of social satire and moral searching with a sympathetic rendering of Jewish proto-Zionist and Kaballistic ideas has made it a controversial final statement of one of the greatest of Victorian novelists. — Excerpted from Daniel Deronda on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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     Let thy chief terror be of thine own soul:
     There, 'mid the throng of hurrying desires
     That trample on the dead to seize their spoil,
     Lurks vengeance, footless, irresistible
     As exhalations laden with slow death,
     And o'er the fairest troop of captured joys
     Breathes pallid pestilence.

Table of Contents[edit]

BOOK I. THE SPOILED CHILD

BOOK II. MEETING STREAMS

BOOK III. MAIDENS CHOOSING

BOOK IV. GWENDOLEN GETS HER CHOICE

BOOK V. MORDECAI

BOOK VI. REVELATIONS

BOOK VII. THE MOTHER AND THE SON

BOOK VIII. FRUIT AND SEED

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.