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Yet Jane Austen, too, was a revolutionary, however unconsciously, and few of the
changes in critical opinion of this century would surprise the critic of a hundred
years ago more than the comparatively sudden rise in her reputation and the ...
It is not that the Victorians were uncritical of their country and age, but their
criticisms are much less radical than those of, say, Balzac, Stendhal, Turgenev,
Flaubert, and Dostoevsky, and of a different kind. For a good reason: the
condition of ...
... her criticism of life through comedy, Ioy; Pride and Prejudice, Ioy, IoS,
Mansfield Park, 108–10; Emma, 11o-11; Charlotte's Brontė's criticism, 111– 1.12;
influence, 112 Autobiography of Mark Rutherford, The, 273–4 Autobiography (
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The Eighteenth Century
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