Friday, March 05, 2010
Things have really picked up in the last few chapters. I whole new thread of plot has entered the story, involving Daniel Deronda himself, a compassionate nephew of Sir Hugo Mallinger (and thus a cousin of Mallinger Grandcourt). Deronda rescues a young Jewish girl from drowning herself, and takes her for shelter to the home of his best friend's family. Deronda appears to be a wise, sensitive, and loving young man, and I'm suddenly very interested in how his role will play out with the rich, refined, and rather "boring" people of the first part of the book, especially Gwendolyn Harleth.