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It made him set at the center of his fictions the romantic hero and the romantic
heroine. It is the fate of the romantic hero to be colorless, and perhaps Scott's are
no more so than Nicholas Nickleby; the one hero who does emerge as a living ...
The subject is self-determination, the hero the young man in revolt against his
family background and the values it represents. One can't say such novels would
not have been written except for Butler's example; they include Bennett's ...
He is in many ways the hero of a fairy story , but a hero he is , and has his
moment of recognition as such , when , having failed to kill himself and fire his
shop for the insurance , he rescues his neighbor's aunt . The History of Mr. Polly
is very ...
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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