8. Daniel Deronda: 1873–6

  1. Nancy Henry

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118274644.ch8

Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography

Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography

How to Cite

Henry, N. (2012) Daniel Deronda: 1873–6, in Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118274644.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Critical Biographies

Book Series Editors:

  1. Claude Rawson

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405137058

Online ISBN: 9781118274644



  • Daniel Deronda, 1873–6, on abolition of gambling at German spas;
  • Eliot's use of Judaism, in a future national identity;
  • The German casinos and closing, impacting scenes;
  • Daniel Deronda, scenes at the roulette table in Leubronn;
  • Eliot, on outcome of historical events, life as changing rapidly;
  • Eliot exploring social circumstances, affecting the young;
  • Eliot, on high culture, nationalism, as antidotes to moral laxity;
  • Eliot's desire of bringing the middle-class, out of the materialistic;
  • medical field of psychology, its importance in Daniel Deronda;
  • Eliot's awareness of victimization of children and women


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Daniel Deronda

  • The “Family under the Rose”