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Lord Colambre and Grace Nugent, the hero and heroine, are to the point here.
Colambre is a very passable attempt at a hero, for after Fielding and until we
come to Meredith the great English novelists generally fail with their heroes. That
It made him set at the centre of his fictions the romantic hero and the romantic
heroine. It is the fate of the romantic hero to be colourless, and perhaps Scott's
are no more so than Nicholas Nickleby ; the one hero who does emerge as a
Then it suddenly exploded, and out of the debris a novel of a new kind emerged ;
or rather, a novel with a new subject and a new hero. The subject is self-
determination, the hero the young man in revolt against his family background
and the ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
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