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Scott is a novelist over whom we shall violently divide . ” Thus E . M . Forster , in
Aspects of the Novel : and if we want the case against Scott we cannot do better
than continue the quotation : He is seen to have a trivial mind and a heavy style .
ers we can see what Scott meant to a later generation of European writers , to
Mérimée , for example , with his won . derful Mateo Falcone . Looking back on
Scott ' s novels in memory , at any rate on the Scottish ones , which are his best ,
But Scott is as successful with his women characters on a lower level . There is
his vast gallery of peasant women , fishwives , old maids , tradesmen ' s wives ,
servant girls – Miss Bellenden ' s maid , in Old Mortality , Jenny Dennison , for ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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