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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 love, the love ...
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 static . It could ...
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 working man
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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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