Daniel Deronda Notebooks
About this book
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.