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ings are no less real because they endured for an unworthy end. Her maid, Mrs.
Petito, is no less striking in her way, though she is presented from one angle only,
seen always in terms of ironical comedy. But listen to her as she thinks aloud: "It ...
less shocking to those of us who were brought up on the pieties of
humanitarianism. In Persuasion, the tenderest of her novels, she can write: The
real circumstances of this pathetic piece of family history were that the Musgroves
had had the ill ...
George Borrow (1803-81) is perhaps even less a novelist -than Surtees.
Lavengro (1851) and Romany Rye (1857) in fact compose a single work, which
even so is incomplete. Conceived as an autobiography, it is essentially
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s THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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