Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ten of the most memorable hunting scenes in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the most memorable hunting scenes in literature.

One entry on the list:
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

Early in the novel, sexy Gwendolen goes hunting for the first time with her cousin Rex, who fancies her. "Gwendolen felt no check on the animal stimulus that came from the stir and tongue of the hounds, the pawing of the horses, the varying voices of men." Hunting is aphrodisiac. When her nasty husband goes off to see his mistress, Gwendolen goes hunting with Daniel Deronda, whom she fancies.
Read about the other titles on the list.

Daniel Deronda is one of Dani Shapiro's ten favorite books and on Ruth Wisse's list of essential works about Judaism.

--Marshal Zeringue