Descripción o resumen: A new edition of George Eliot's last great novel, whose dual plot and Jewish storyline encompass issues that remain controversial and current in the twenty-first century. The novel combines a powerful story of the intertwined lives of Gwendolen Harleth and Daniel Deronda against the backdrop of a morally bankrupt Britain and the vision of establishing a Jewish homeland. New, wide-ranging introduction by K. M. Newton argues for the novel's innovations in its subject matter and treatment, linking it with aspects of modernist fiction and re-aligning its realism with romance-based fiction and the sensation novel. It considers themes of gambling and luck and questions negative judgements. Up-to-date bibliography. Reprints the authoritative Clarendon critical text.