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Daniel Deronda - (George Eliot Masterpiece Collection) (Paperback) Loot Price: R330 Discovery Miles 3 300
Daniel Deronda - (George Eliot Masterpiece Collection) (Paperback): George Eliot
Daniel Deronda - (George Eliot Masterpiece Collection) (Paperback): George Eliot

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Daniel Deronda - (George Eliot Masterpiece Collection) (Paperback)

George Eliot

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Men can do nothing without the make-believe of a beginning. Even science, the strict measurer, is obliged to start with a make-believe unit, and must fix on a point in the stars' unceasing journey when his sidereal clock shall pretend that time is at Nought. His less accurate grandmother Poetry has always been understood to start in the middle; but on reflection it appears that her proceeding is not very different from his; since Science, too, reckons backward as well as forward, divides his unit into billions, and with his clock-finger at Nought really sets off in medias res. No retrospect will take us to the true beginning; and whether our prologue be in heaven or on earth, it is but a fraction of that all-presupposing fact with which our story sets out. Was she beautiful or not beautiful? and what was the secret of form or expression which gave the dynamic quality to her glance? Was the good or the evil genius dominant in those beams? Probably the evil; else why was the effect that of unrest rather than of undisturbed charm? Why was the wish to look again felt as coercion and not as a longing in which the whole being consents? She who raised these questions in Daniel Deronda's mind was occupied in gambling: not in the open air under a southern sky, tossing coppers on a ruined wall, with rags about her limbs; but in one of those splendid resorts which the enlightenment of ages has prepared for the same species of pleasure at a heavy cost of gilt mouldings, dark-toned color and chubby nudities, all correspondingly heavy-forming a suitable condenser for human breath belonging, in great part, to the highest fashion, and not easily procurable to be breathed in elsewhere in the like proportion, at least by persons of little fashion.


Imprint: CreateSpace
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: George Eliot
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 324
ISBN-13: 978-1-4996-1352-0
Barcode: 9781499613520
Categories: Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-4996-1352-0

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