Tag Archives: Mirah Lapidoth

Daniel Deronda: Gwendolen Gets Her Choice

Upon becoming engaged to Grandcourt, Gwendolen experiences a sensation quite new to her: “she who had been used to feel sure of herself, and ready to manage others, had just taken a decisive step which she had beforehand thought that … Continue reading

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Daniel Deronda: Maidens Choosing

“Gwendolen had her way, of course …” (Daniel Deronda, chapter 23) “[M]an is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” (Job 5:7). Mirah Lapidoth had an early acquaintance with this truth. Mirah is a passive young women, humbly enduring … Continue reading

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Hafiz and Thomas: Milk Apparatus

Here is a quote from Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. The setting is Mrs. Meyrick’s house (Mrs. Meyrick is the mother of Daniel Deronda’s friend Hans Meyrick), where she, her girls, Anna Gascoigne (Gwendolen Harleth’s cousin and Rex Gascoigne’s sister), … Continue reading

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