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In this world , men are awful and incalculable , when seen in the light of possible
husbands or potential seducers , or ludicrous , if , as often , they think themselves
possible husbands but are seen quite otherwise by the young women . To read ...
Their fiction , judged as fiction , is conventional ; the interest lies in the first - hand
observation and rendering of life as they had seen it which fills up the interstices
of the plot . Gerald Griffin's The Collegians ( 1828 ) had fame in its own day ...
George Eliot is seen at her greatest in Middlemarch . Not all her qualities are
manifest in it ; it lacks the charm of the first part of The Mill on the Floss and Silas
Marner , and the humor is much more severely controlled . But it expresses , as
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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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