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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 ...
Then it suddenly exploded, and out of the debris a novel of a new kind emerged,
or rather, a novel with a new subject and a new hero. The subject is self-
determination, the hero the young man in revolt against his family background
and the ...
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 much ...
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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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