Reviews

  • "Daniel Deronda...is written with an understanding of egoism that no one except Proust has ever matched, and a calm assurance of style that sends a shiver of terrified sympathy down my spine."

    Laurence Lerner, Independent
  • "The foremost woman novelist of her day"

    Evening Standard
  • "From Adam Bede to Daniel Deronda, she questioned her times. She plumbed ideas, politics, religion, race, and above all the vagaries of the heart"

    Guardian
  • "700 pages of intellectual thrills. Watch out for the amazing women: Lydia Glasher, the abandoned mistress baying for revenge, and Alcharisi, the singer who gives up her son to pursue her career"

    Patricia Duncker, Daily Telegraph
  • "There is not a page of Daniel Deronda that is not marked with intelligence, and a few are as queer and perceptive as any I've read"

    Edmund White, Sunday Times