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They have devised such labels as the “ Elizabethan Novel , ” the “ Jacobean Novel , ” terms whose only fault is that they imply a relationship between the works so described and novels as we know them that does not exist .
The values that informed the mid - century , however , were already operating in the world she described . Yet , like Scott , she gained from the fact that the world she described was a finished one . Since it was finished , it was ...
Maggie's childhood is wonderfully described ; because of this we can accept her devotion to her brother , the coarse - fibered , arrogant Tom . Our doubts begin when Maggie reaches young womanhood . For it is evident that Maggie's ...
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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 EARLY VICTORIANS
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