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The George Eliot Review 47 (2016)


Published by The George Eliot Review Online https://GeorgeEliotReview.org


The two sequels of my title are a seven page satirical squib in Mr Punch's Pocket-Book for 1877 entitled 'Daniel Deronda, Book IX',' and a short novel or long story of around 50,000 words - much the same length as 'Mr Gilfil's Love-Story' - Gwendolen: or, Reclaimed: A Sequel to Daniel Deronda published in Boston, Mass., in 1878. The novel was published anonymously but there is one edition published by William F. Gill with a variant title page giving the author as one Anna Clay Beecher/ whose identity remains a mystery.' Both these texts have been contextualized , discussed and illumined by the Harvard scholar John Picker in a fine article of 2006 which contains the information about the variant title page: This paper is no more than a modest supplement to Picker's article.