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Her theme is always a young girl's impressions of the social world , her mistakes in society , her gradual discovery of its values , and her discovery of love , which , after some misunderstandings due to her innocence , ends in ...
“ Wherever there was a man , he saw a snob " ; and snobbery , the jockeying for social position and the pretense to a status rather higher than the person's true one he saw as the main driving force of man in society .
He could no longer indulge in the luxury of character creation for its own sake since he was now compelled to match himself against an actual social scene ; his creative gusto and its results had to be checked against the facts of ...
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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 EARLY VICTORIANS
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