George Eliots Daniel Deronda Notebooks by George EliotGeorge Eliots Daniel Deronda Notebooks by George Eliot

George Eliots Daniel Deronda Notebooks

byGeorge EliotEditorJane Irwin

Paperback | December 11, 2008

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George Eliot's notebooks from the years 1872-77 reveal her acquisition of a wide range of learning about Judaism, and provide insight into the creative process of integrating that learning into her last novel, Daniel Deronda. One of the notebooks is published here for the first time; others are offered in new transcriptions. Translations are provided for the notes in German, French, Italian, Greek and Hebrew; explanatory headnotes are supplied, and interpretative links are made to the novel; primary sources are traced and the chronology of Eliot's reading outlined.
George Eliot was born Mary Ann Evans on a Warwickshire farm in England, where she spent almost all of her early life. She received a modest local education and was particularly influenced by one of her teachers, an extremely religious woman whom the novelist would later use as a model for various characters. Eliot read extensively, and...
Title:George Eliots Daniel Deronda NotebooksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.26 inPublished:December 11, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052108797X

ISBN - 13:9780521087971


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I. The Berg Notebook: Part II. The Pforzheimer Notebooks: Pforzheimer notebook 711; Pforzheimer notebook 710; Pforzheimer notebook 707; Bibliographical index: George Eliot's sources; Subject index.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: 'This is essential reading for anyone interested in the sources of Daniel Deronda, the interpretation of those sources and their contextualised effects. The assemblage contains hitherto unpublished pages from the Berg Notebook, together with a reexamination of the Pforzheimer Notebooks. These notebooks and their commentary mark a major step towards the fuller appreciation of George Eliot's artistic dedication and the nature of her genius.' George Eliot - G. H. Lewes Studies