George Eliot's last novel, published in 1876, weaves together two stories, one about Gwendolen Harleth, the spoilt beauty who marries for money, the other concerning the mysterious hero of the title whose search for his true destiny leads him towards Zionism.
All Eliot's great themes - moral choice, the role of chance, the interaction of characters with their environment - are worked out with her incomparable power, and many readers have agreed with F.
R. Leavis that the first section of the novel is the greatest achievement in English fiction.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 928 pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 25/08/2000
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781857151633