1876: George Eliot Forays Into Judaism, Public Is Bewildered

'Daniel Deronda' was an extremely unusual look into Jewish life, mainly in being knowledgeable and sympathetic, which confused George Eliot's audience.

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On February 1, 1876, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine published the first installment of “Daniel Deronda,” George Eliot’s “Jewish” novel, in which she presented an unusually sympathetic and knowledgeable...