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Yet the opposition Sir Desmond makes between the aesthetic appeal and the
satisfaction of our curiosity about life is surely false; it need not exist at all; the two
may be fused. This is evident if we consider a poem, Words-worth's Immortality ...
Maria Edgeworth had a most enviable gift of creating characters in the round,
characters that seem, for much of the time at least, to exist independently of their
author. Had she allowed them to exist independently of her all the time she would
as living beings outside the contexts in which they exist. Peacock keeps them
severely within bounds, but we are always conscious of the potentialities of life
within them. One at least, Dr. Folliott in Crotchet Castle, we can imagine in any ...
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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
s THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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