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Intellectually , Hardy was very much an advanced man of his time . That he was a
pessimist seems to me to need no proof . But reading his work one can scarcely
fail to see him as a soul naturally Christian . This involves no contradiction ; as ...
If any single novel may be taken as the key to Hardy's mind and art it is probably
The Return of the Native , his sixth book , published in 1878. A tragic love story ,
like almost all his fiction , it is extremely simple in plot . Clym Yeobright , who has
These great poetic and heroic scenes are exactly what compose the design that
lies behind Hardy's other novels and gives them their sense of timelessness .
One can't say that design , as opposed to plot , is absent from Jude , but it is much
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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
THE FIRST GENERA
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