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Comedy deals with the conflict between illusion and reality ; " Know thyself ! " is the imperative of every comic writer . Miss Austen began to write as a child and wrote all her life . In her first novels , Sense and Sensibility and ...
not so much of humor as of savage comedy with no good nature in it at all . These characters are most evident when he is attacking social injustice or flaws in the social code . Bumble , Heep , and Gradgrind are typical figures of ...
It is , in other words , exactly the kind of social comedy in which women novelists traditionally excel . It contains in the character of Cynthia Kirkpatrick one of the most striking young women in English fiction .
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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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