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But I cannot agree that her concern with beauty led her to eschew “many human
interests.” She satisfies our curiosity about life completely—about the life she is
prepared to describe for us, which is as much as we may ask of any novelist.
It glows with sympathy, and, when appropriate, bursts into beauty in its own right.
For Peacock was always a poet, and he is never more a poet than in his satirical
novels. It is sometimes debated whether he was a romantic. The question gets ...
This long tale is no scientific study of the period; it is rather an intimate
incarnation of the disturbances that Beauty effects in the lives of men. The figure
of Irene, never present except through the sense of the other characters, is a
concretion of ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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