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Yet those most attached to Miss Austen's novels have usually preferred the later
ones, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion, which were written after an
interval of more than ten years. During that long silence, the reason for which we
do not ...
Miss Bates, the garrulous, woolly-minded spinster, is an excellent example of
Miss Austen's use of the minor character. Miss Bates rambles on, innocent and
silly, almost in stream-of-consciousness fashion; but she rambles on to good
It is excellent fun; Miss Ferrier produces a series of good-humored grotesques of
Highland characters: the three aunts Miss Jackie, Miss Grizzie, and Miss Nicky,
the old laird, Lady McLaughlin and Sir Sampson. There is no subtlety in this ...
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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