A Serial Reading of Daniel Deronda

This Newberry Seminar is now concluded. It was held in the fall of 2017.

Daniel Deronda, George Eliot’s final novel, is ambitious, challenging, and astonishingly multi-dimensional. Eliot’s tale weaves together a provocative examination of marriage and personal aspiration with a meditation on Jewishness in Victorian Britain. This seminar invites participants to immerse themselves in the world of the novel by reading it in consecutive parts, as originally published. Sessions will focus on elements of art, music, religion, philosophy, and history as they arise in the novel. Nine sessions. 

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