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They were as conscious as we are , looking back , of the tensions and
contradictions of their times , the havoc caused by the industrial revolution , the
presence of mass poverty , the existence side by side of what Disraeli called the
two nations ...
These two principles , these two worlds , might have existed side by side in
peace if the outsider Heathcliff had not been introduced into Wuthering Heights
by Mr . Earnshaw , " the old master . ” His history , as Nelly Dean says , is “ a
cuckoo ' s ...
It is her presence , side by side with the brilliantly exposed Sir Willoughby and his
entourage of witty ladies who function as a kind of corps de ballet to the action ,
that gives The Egoist its permanently fascinating subtlety . Wit and poetry exist ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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