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They were as conscious as we are, looking back, of the tensions and
contradictions of their times, the havoc caused by the industrial revolution, the
presence of mass poverty, the existence side by side of what Disraeli called the
two nations; ...
These two principles, these two worlds, might have existed side by side in peace
if the outsider Heathcliff had not been introduced into Wuthering Heights by Mr.
Earnshaw, “the old master.” His history, as Nelly Dean says, is “a cuckoo's.
It is her presence, side by side with the brilliantly exposed Sir Willoughby and his
entourage of witty ladies who function as a kind of corps de ballet to the action,
that gives The Egoist its permanently fascinating subtlety. Wit and poetry exist ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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