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The narrator is at once of and outside the society described , detached enough to know that it is comic and to rejoice in the comedy , but her affection for it such that no comedy was ever less satirical ; the humor is an expression of ...
The values that informed the mid - century , however , were already operating in the world she described . Yet , like Scott , she gained from the fact that the world she deseribed was a finished one . Since it was finished , it was ...
They are described from a much closer range than is usual with Hardy . Jude is the characteristic Hardy hero — hypersensitive , highprincipled , essentially “ soft - minded , ” to use William James's term - made actual in a Victorian ...
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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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