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ings are no less real because they endured for an unworthy end. Her maid, Mrs.
Petito, is no less striking in her way, though she is presented from one angle only,
seen always in terms of ironical comedy. But listen to her as she thinks aloud: “It ...
Mrs. Gaskell is only less successful in Wives and Daughters because she is
working on a larger scale. Wives and Daughters is a very perceptive rendering of
the class structure of a provincial society as seen from the position of a doctor's ...
He too is a sentimental creation, and made the less convincing because,
according to the doctor, he is a boy “of a sort unknown in the last generation . . .
the beginning of the coming universal wish not to live.” The philosophical
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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