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The genesis of Marriage may be seen in a letter Miss Ferrier wrote to a friend with
whom she proposed to collaborate : “ I do not recollect ever to have seen the
sudden transition of a highbred English beauty , who thinks she can sacrifice all
Dorothea is seen as a St. Theresa born in the wrong place at the wrong time .
She is , as it were , a heightened Maggie Tulliver , a Maggie Tulliver with the
advantages of social position , wealth , and independence . In a sense , these are
do without gesture altogether , of course , but a simple instance of his method
may be seen in his description of the pocket picking in Aaron's Rod : As he was
going home , suddenly , just as he was passing the Bargello , he stopped .
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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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