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Review: Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

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Daniel Deronda—buy it by George Eliot—Wiki her Recommended Ages: 14+ The last completed work by one of the greatest English novelists, this book proves that Victorian literature need not be staid, conventional, and formulaic. In fact, it is such a daring and intricately-wrought book that even some avid readers my be intimidated by it. I won’t fib: it’s a big bite to chew. But it is also a mouthful of rare, delicate flavors, and nourishing ... Read More »

Review: Adam Bede by George Eliot

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Adam Bede—buy it by George Eliot—wiki her Recommended Ages: 13+ In the imaginary village of Hayslope, on the frontier between the nonexistent English counties of Loamshire and Stonyshire, round about the year 1799, a strong, manly carpenter named Adam Bede lives with his doting mother (who becomes a widow in an early chapter) and his gentle, sensitive brother Seth. The brothers love the two pretty nieces of a prosperous farmer and his wife who live ... Read More »