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Her theme is always a young girl's impressions of the social world , her mistakes
in society , her gradual discovery of its values , and her discovery of love , which ,
after some misunderstandings due to her innocence , ends in marriage .
Wherever there was a man , he saw a snob ' ; and snobbery , the jockeying for
social position and the pretence to a status rather higher than the person's true
one , he saw as the main driving force of man in society . This view of man has ...
... pursuits , as well as of the general advance : he would keep away from the
range of London intrigues , jealousies , and social truckling , and win celebrity ,
however slowly , as Jenner had done , by the independent value of his work .
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The Eighteenth Century
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