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As an embodiment of a sensual and sexually attractive girl, Hetty Sorrel is worth
all Thackeray's young women put together, and it is her intensely natural effect on
Arthur Donnithorne that makes him, as l'homme moyen sensuel, a much finer ...
It is a recurring type in his novels: the young man, generally ambitious, whose
susceptibility to women leads him to be at any rate half unfaithful to the girl who
loves him and with whom he has an understanding. There are Phineas Finn in
For the particular young woman he almost certainly went back to the memories of
his adored cousin, Minny Temple, ... the Minny Temple-figure of The Portrait of a
Lady, she falls naturally into the same company of young women in fiction as ...
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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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