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Money, Marriage, and Morals: George Eliot's Daniel Deronda

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ClassGraphic In 1876, George Eliot was at the end of a long and distinguished career when she brought out Daniel Deronda (Oxford World Classics, 2014), her final novel and the only one set in the Victorian society of her own day. In this study group, we will discuss the two separate plot lines that intertwine in the novel. The first, which focuses on the life of a young beauty named Gwendolyn Harleth, is regarded by many critics as one of the masterpieces of English literature. The second, which zeroes in on the life and views of Daniel Deronda, the young ward of a wealthy aristocrat, displays a sympathy and understanding for the life of Jews in Victorian England that made the book controversial when it first appeared. Populated by additional vivid characters besides Gwendolyn and Daniel, the novel fuses Eliot's ability to tell a marvelous story with her penetrating observation of British society, her characteristic moral searching, and her somewhat surprising talent for social satire. Study group members will have the opportunity to lead a weekly session. Join us for an exploration of this novel, which is sure to generate stimulating discussion.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julie West Johnson2.Michael Singer 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2024 - 6/4/2024 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Michael Singer  ; Julie West Johnson 
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