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But the greater interest is that , written in the first person as a ' true confession '
with the moral tag at the end that “ true confessions ' in any age must have , it is
further evidence of the protean nature of Defoe's imagination . It was one thing to
He remembered a true story he had been told twenty - five years earlier , while
staying in the country , of the way in which the local landowner had come to
marry his wife . A child of humble parents , reared in the strictest principles of
The picture is true because it is of the provinces : in Hardy the picture is true not
simply because it is of Wessex . At his best Bennett does achieve universality of a
kind , but it is not Hardy's kind . It is , if such a thing is possible , a limited ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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