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The Works of George Eliot (Volume 4); Daniel Deronda (Paperback) Loot Price: R287
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The Works of George Eliot (Volume 4); Daniel Deronda (Paperback): John Walter Cross, George Eliot
The Works of George Eliot (Volume 4); Daniel Deronda (Paperback): John Walter Cross, George Eliot

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John Walter Cross, George Eliot

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Excerpt: ... creature, with her two-and-twenty years and her gratified ambition, no longer felt inclined to kiss her fortunate image in the glass; she looked at it with wonder that she could be so miserable. I One belief which had accompanied her through her unmarried life as a self-cajoling superstition, encouraged by the subordination of every one about her --the belief in her own power of dominating--was utterly gone. Already, in seven short weeks, which seemed half her life, her husband had gained a mastery which she could no more resist than she could have resisted the benumbing effect from the touch of a torpedo. Gwendolen's will had seemed imperious in its small girlish sway; but it was the will of a creature with a large discourse of imaginative fears: a shadow would have been enough to relax its hold. And she had found a will like that of a crab or a boa-constrictor which goes on pinching or crushing without alarm at thunder. Not that Grandcourt was without calculation of the intangible effects which were the chief means of mastery; indeed he had a surprising acuteness in detecting that situation of feeling in Gwendolen which made her proud I and rebellious spirit dumb and helpless before him. --1 She had burnt Lydia Glasher's letter with an instantaneous terror lest other eyes should see it, and had tenaciously concealed from Grandcourt that there was any other cause of her violent hysterics than the excitement and fatigue of the day: she had been urged into an implied falsehood. "Don't ask me--it was my feeling about everything--it was the sudden change from home." The words of that letter kept repeating themselves, and hung on her consciousness with the weight of a prophetic doom. "I am the grave in which your chance of happiness is buried as well as mine. You had your warning. You h...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Walter Cross • George Eliot
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-33294-0
Barcode: 9781154332940
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-33294-2

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