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rational pattern of society ; abuses of power were deviations from an accepted
norm and could be corrected by an appeal to reason through the voice of ridicule
. But society was not static as Fielding and Smollett believed , and the middle of ...
there shines through her work the personality of a wholly admirable woman in
harmony with the society in which she finds herself . Apart from her writing , she
had a full life as the wife of a Unitarian minister in Manchester and the mother of a
with is always corruption of manners , of the code of behavior in decent society .
At the center of the novel is the tremendous figure of the great , shady financier
Melmotte , the magnet of all society , the man for whose support both parties bid .
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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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