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That he gets by is shown by our horror at his behavior towards Grace Nugent,
whom he loves, his renunciation of her when he believes he has discovered that
she is illegitimate and therefore, as he theorizes, that she must have inherited her
It is by modern standards a highly formalized world with an elaborate and subtle
class structure and a fairly rigid code of behavior, a code of behavior plainly
incomprehensible to many modern readers. Why, for instance, was it so wrong for
A further shift of meaning occurred, and the word was applied to anyone who was
honest and decent in behavior and clean in habits, irrespective of social position.
This last meaning reveals how the idea behind the word had captured all ...
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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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