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Volume 1, Book 1, Chapters 1–3 The female protagonist of the novel is introduced through the eyes of Daniel Deronda, the male protagonist. He watches... Read More
Volume 1, Book 1, Chapters 4–6 The Rector wants his niece to be seen in the best light in society and expects she will make a good wife, which is why... Read More
Volume 1, Book 1, Chapters 7–10 Anna adores her brother Rex and is worried Gwendolen may break his heart. He goes riding with his cousin one day becau... Read More
Volume 1, Book 2, Chapters 11–13 Grandcourt is almost bald but otherwise has fine features and is "decidedly handsome" with perfect manners and an air ... Read More
Volume 1, Book 2, Chapters 14–15 Gwendolen prepares for a second archery meet, which is a roving event in which the players stroll through the woods as... Read More
Volume 1, Book 2, Chapters 16–18 Chapter 16 returns to Deronda's childhood. Deronda is a beautiful and intelligent child with a loving disposition and ... Read More
Volume 2, Book 3, Chapters 19–21 Deronda is worried that Mirah's meeting with her lost brother and mother may become a calamity. His concern is connect... Read More
Volume 2, Book 3, Chapters 22–24 Herr Klesmer is himself in the midst of a drama and has abruptly left the Arrowpoints. A gifted musician at the height... Read More
Volume 2, Book 3, Chapters 25–27 Grandcourt makes an effort to be amiable with the Mallingers. He believes Deronda is his uncle's illegitimate son and ... Read More
Volume 2, Book 4, Chapters 28–29 Gwendolen's mother and sisters, as well as the Gascoignes, rejoice in Gwendolen's good fortune, and she is happy to be... Read More
Volume 2, Book 4, Chapters 30–32 Chapter 30 provides the backstory on Mrs. Glasher and Grandcourt. Ten years prior, he had eloped with the wife of an I... Read More
Volume 2, Book 4, Chapters 33–34 Deronda now takes to roaming the Jewish parts of London, looking into shops and synagogues and faces. He wants to broa... Read More
Volume 3, Book 5, Chapter 35 Chapter 35 opens at the Abbey, the grand Mallinger estate, a few days before the New Year, with the family expecting the... Read More
Volume 3, Book 5, Chapters 36–37 Chapter 36 In the present, Deronda has been buttonholed by Mr. Vandernoodt, an acquaintance of Sir Hugo from his L... Read More
Volume 3, Book 5, Chapters 38–40 While Deronda is curious about Mordecai, a "fervid student" who seems to "[get] his crust by a quiet handicraft," Mord... Read More
Volume 3, Book 6, Chapters 41–43 Deronda is surprised by the strong feelings aroused in him by Mordecai and thinks he should not be ashamed of them jus... Read More
Volume 3, Book 6, Chapters 44–46 Gwendolen attempts to follow Deronda's advice and begins reading some philosophy to improve herself. But she has littl... Read More
Volume 3, Book 6, Chapters 47–49 The Meyrick children receive news about Mirah's brother with disappointment. When they learn Deronda has found him, Ha... Read More
Volume 4, Book 7, Chapters 50–51 Sir Hugo hands Deronda a letter from Leonora Halm-Eberstein, a princess, who announces herself as his mother and says ... Read More
Volume 4, Book 7, Chapters 52–55 Deronda receives a long letter from his friend Hans in which he wittily accounts for his time with Mordecai and Jacob,... Read More
Volume 4, Book 7, Chapters 56–57 Deronda stays at the hotel for Gwendolen's sake, and the next morning she tells him how she wished to be rid of her hu... Read More
Volume 4, Book 8, Chapters 58–61 Chapter 58 begins with an extended commentary by the narrator on how the actual days are a poor measure of how far lif... Read More
Volume 4, Book 8, Chapters 62–64 Leaving a concert one morning, Mirah is accosted by her father, Mr. Lapidoth, who brazenly asks her why she ran away f... Read More
Volume 4, Book 8, Chapters 65–67 Deronda receives Sir Hugo's note with trepidation. He does not wish to hurt Gwendolen, and he realizes if he had met h... Read More
Volume 4, Book 8, Chapters 68–70 Deronda is now eager to confess his love and hopes to defend Mirah in the future against her father's bad behavior. In... Read More
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