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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; ...
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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