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Of the good women , Amelia and Mrs. Pendennis are quite frankly depicted as stupid almost to the point of imbecility . ... In the presence of the " good woman , " however moronic , Thackeray's satire is suspended in favor of his ...
It was for women Gissing reserved his fullest sympathy ; his range of women characters is considerably greater than ... of those upon whose awaking intellect is forced a perception of the brain - defect so general in women when they are ...
Artistically , his most successful novels are the two in which women dominate , The Odd Women ( 1893 ) and In the Year of the Jubilee ( 1894 ) . They are his most objective works , and they are unmarred by the self - pity and special ...
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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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