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him than appears from Aspects of the Novel, and what remains is not merely his
historical influence. That was enormous; one may say, quite simply, that he made
the European novel and say something much more true than such sweeping ...
There is no doubt which of the two kinds stimulated his imagination: it is on Becky
, Blanche, and Beatrix that his creative love is bestowed; they steal all the scenes
1n which they appear. Of the good women, Amelia and Mrs. Pendennis are ...
Moreover, it was a complex change, and not all its manifestations appear in her
work. But 1859 saw the publication not only of Adam Bede but also of another
first novel, by a younger writer: George Meredith's The Ordeal of Richard Feverel.
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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