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Yet the opposition Sir Desmond makes between the aesthetic appeal and the satisfaction of our curiosity about life is surely false ; it need not exist at all ; the two may be fused . This is evident if we consider a poem , Wordsworth's ...
Had she allowed them to exist independently of her all the time she would truly have been a great novelist . There is Lady Clonbrony , for instance , an object of contempt to her guests , an object of pity to her son ; she has dedicated ...
as living beings outside the contexts in which they exist . Peacock keeps them severely ... One at least , Dr. Folliott in Crotchet Castle , we can imagine in any conceivable situation : he is full length and exists in the round .
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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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