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The taboo on the frank recognition and expression of sex had come into
existence slowly and , as it were , almost ... nothing is added to the original text ,
but those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read
He could no longer afford the open cynicism of Vivian Grey , and when it
appeared , Coningsby was at once a tract for the times , a political manifesto ,
and an expression of the grossest flattery towards its author ' s young supporters ,
four men ...
The colloquial expression takes the place of the formal ; the abstract is translated
into the particular . Originally , the last sentence of his account of Ralph Touchett '
s ill health had been : " The truth was that he had simply accepted the situation ...
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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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