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While Miss Austen was delineating the restricted life of a provincial lady , Scott ,
taking eight hundred years of Scots , English , and French history as his province
, was changing the whole course of the novel throughout Europe . Indeed , he ...
To isolate and exhibit the working of the fine conscience ( in both its meanings )
was the motive behind James's technical innovations and all his attempts to
make of the novel a self - contained whole carrying within itself a maximum ...
There is selection , but it is largely the selection of censorship in the Freudian
sense , which is very much a negative form of selection : there are whole areas of
a woman's experience Miriam is never allowed to be conscious of ; she might still
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The Eighteenth Century
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