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3 "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 Me'
rime'e, for example, with his wonderful Mateo Falcone. Looking back on Scott's
novels in memory, at any rate on the Scottish ones, which are his best, we tend to
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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s THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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