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... landscape came in for its own sake, with Mrs. Rad- cliffe, it was there not
because it was a specific landscape but because it was a romantic one. Maria
Edgeworth gave 107 THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: THE FIRST GENERA- TION
tion!' " she tells herself. " 'This is not thy deception, nor thy witchcraft, it is the work
of nature. She was roused, and did — no miracle — but her best.' " Jane hastens
back to Thornfield, learns that Mrs. Rochester has again fired the house and ...
tion. The novel is conceived on a much smaller scale than anything in Dickens,
but Dickens himself created no surer character than Mr. Polly. He is in many ways
the hero of a fairy story, but a hero he is, and has his moment of recognition 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
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