chapter  2
Beyond Orientalism: Exoticising Daniel Deronda
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This chapter analyses a novel that is both one author’s fi nal piece of fi ction and the starting point of the period under investigation in this study: George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda (1876). I understand this text not only as a novel that participates in exotic discourse but, more importantly, as one that negotiates this exoticism simultaneously-and perhaps paradoxically-in the opposing narrative modalities of realism and romance.