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This grand-scale heroic comedy tells the story of the exuberant young Augie, a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Depression.
While his neighborhood friends all settle down into their various chosen professions, Augie, as particular as an aristocrat, demands a special destiny. He latches on to a wild succession of occupations, proudly rejecting each one as too limiting. It is not until he tangles with a glamorous perfectionist named Thea,...
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20) Daniel Deronda
Daniel Deronda meets the beautiful, extravagant Gwendolen in Germany and witnesses her great gambling losses which contribute to her family's bankruptcy. He then intervenes when she means to pawn her necklace, and the story splits, to narrate their two separate histories.
Eliot's only novel set in her contemporary Victorian society, Daniel Deronda was a controversial work of moral and social questioning, which explored Jewish Zionism and...
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