George Eliot's 'Daniel Deronda' Notebooks

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Cambridge University Press, 21 lis 1996 - 524
George Eliot's notebooks from the years 1872-77 contain memoranda of her reading while she was preparing for and writing Daniel Deronda, together with the 'Oriental Memoranda' and other notes she recorded in the year following the novel's publication. Above all, the notebooks reveal her acquisition of a wide range of learning about Judaism and provide insight into the creative process of integrating that learning into Daniel Deronda. One of these notebooks is published in this 1996 book; others are offered in new transcriptions. They are all presented in a form which demonstrates the intellectual coherence underlying the diversity of the memoranda: translations are provided for the notes in German, French, Italian, Greek, and Hebrew; explanatory notes are offered, and interpretative links are made to the novel; primary sources are traced and the chronology of Eliot's reading outlined.

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Homer Paley and quotations from Pindar
Physical science B 97v 9999v 100 10Ov 101 lOlv
Extracts from the Mishnah B 1101 10v 111
Eisenmenger B 118118v 119v 121119
Hebrew names and phrases B 123
Ceremonies customs rites and traditions of the Jews
Kabbalah from Salomon Maimons Life B 136
The Great Synagogue B 140
Quotations from Rabelais Pf 711 7285
Notes on Cambridge 1852 Pf 711 8687888990919293
Reuchlin Pf 711 95969798
Nervous mimicry and events of 1865 to 1867 Pf711 94a 95a 96a 97a
Pf711 97a98a99100101102103104
A nicies attached to the inside front cover

Biblical interpretation B 150v
Alexandrian Jewish literature and the Canon B 155v 156157
Leopold ZunzB 165164v165v
The Jewish year B 172v 173
B 182184 185 185v 186v 187187v 188188v 189189v
George Eliots Index B 182 to 194
Chief contents and miscellaneous notes Pf 711 1 234
List of books on the Homeric Question Pf 711 1516
Semitic languages Pf 711 30 31 32 33 34
Mohammed the Hebrews in Egypt and the colonization of Jerusalem
Berenice Pf 711 63646566
Contents and miscellaneous notes Pf 707 1 23
Celtic names Pf 707 101112131415162627
Kabbalah from Ginsburg Pf 707 17 1819202122232425
Talmudic sayings Pf 707 2728 29 3032 33 34
Hymn of St Francis Pf 707 29
Gibbons History and Hucs Travels Pf 707 41464748
History of Music Hullah
Northern mythology Pf 707 71 72 73
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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 was particularly drawn to the romantic poets and German literature. In 1849, after the death of her father, she went to London and became assistant editor of the Westminster Review, a radical magazine. She soon began publishing sketches of country life in London magazines. At about his time Eliot began her lifelong relationship with George Henry Lewes. A married man, Lewes could not marry Eliot, but they lived together until Lewes's death. Eliot's sketches were well received, and soon after she followed with her first novel, Adam Bede (1859). She took the pen name "George Eliot" because she believed the public would take a male author more seriously. Like all of Eliot's best work, The Mill on the Floss (1860), is based in large part on her own life and her relationship with her brother. In it she begins to explore male-female relations and the way people's personalities determine their relationships with others. She returns to this theme in Silas Mariner (1861), in which she examines the changes brought about in life and personality of a miser through the love of a little girl. In 1863, Eliot published Romola. Set against the political intrigue of Florence, Italy, of the 1490's, the book chronicles the spiritual journey of a passionate young woman. Eliot's greatest achievement is almost certainly Middlemarch (1871). Here she paints her most detailed picture of English country life, and explores most deeply the frustrations of an intelligent woman with no outlet for her aspirations. This novel is now regarded as one of the major works of the Victorian era and one of the greatest works of fiction in English. Eliot's last work was Daniel Deronda. In that work, Daniel, the adopted son of an aristocratic Englishman, gradually becomes interested in Jewish culture and then discovers his own Jewish heritage. He eventually goes to live in Palestine. Because of the way in which she explored character and extended the range of subject matter to include simple country life, Eliot is now considered to be a major figure in the development of the novel. She is buried in Highgate Cemetery, North London, England, next to her common-law husband, George Henry Lewes.

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