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The hero represents Richardson's ideal of manly virtue as Pamela his ideal of
female virtue. It was a deliberate attempt to redress the balance, since both Mr B.,
of Pamela, and Lovelace had been villains. Perhaps Sir Charles is the author's ...
The money-power he represents drags classes higher, as well as lower, than his
own into his orbit: he can buy an aristocratic young woman as his second wife.
But Dombey, though he does not know it, himself represents a form of power in its
The subject is self-determination, the hero the young man in revolt against his
family background and the values it represents. One can't say such novels would
not have been written except for Butler's example: they include Bennett's ...
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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
The Eighteenth Century
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