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Of the good women, Amelia and Mrs. Pendennis are quite frankly depicted as
stupid almost to the point of imbecility. Yet again the ambiguity intervenes; their
stupidity and its consequences, their lives as doting mothers and "tender little ...
He writes in Born in Exile: "Godwin was one of those upon whose awaking
intellect is forced a perception of the brain-defect so general in women when they
are taught few of life's graces and none of its serious concerns — their paltry ...
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 pleading 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 FIRST GENERA
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