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Hardy's characters, for instance, are simple enough; there is nothing particularly
subtle about Gabriel Oak, Bathsheba Everdene, and Sergeant Troy; but the way
we are made to see them depends not only on Hardy's rendering of them but on ...
As a detailed rendering of the growth of a girl to young womanhood, a girl
marked by intellectual distinction, a generously ardent nature, and a strong
capacity for feeling, Maggie has never been surpassed. We do not for one
moment question ...
But the justification of a method is in what it produces, and in his rendering of
Marion Bloom Joyce creates an image of femaleness that can be compared only
with Chaucer's Wife of Bath. Marion Bloom has the fullness, the rankness, the ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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