• Published 2006

sodomite” (122). I am perplexed by Dellamora’s evident acceptance of the kind of Orien- talist character assassination that suggested sexual impropriety on Disareli’s part: summa-

@inproceedings{Eliots2006sodomiteI,
  title={sodomite” (122). I am perplexed by Dellamora’s evident acceptance of the kind of Orien- talist character assassination that suggested sexual impropriety on Disareli’s part: summa-},
  author={George Eliot’s and Daniel Deronda},
  year={2006}
}
  • George Eliot’s, Daniel Deronda
SPRING 2006 alism, defuses the argument here, so that even Lady Glencora is characterized as “a sodomite” (122). I am perplexed by Dellamora’s evident acceptance of the kind of Orientalist character assassination that suggested sexual impropriety on Disareli’s part: summarizing remarks made by Disraeli’s critics, Dellamora writes, “he [Disraeli] apparently also enjoyed posing as a sodomite” (107). Earlier he writes that Disraeli was a “‘Marrano’” (55), as if to accept one of the central charges… CONTINUE READING