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The Return of the Native was the first novel in which he achieved the tragic level,
and it could i be argued that it is his finest. In no other does the setting ' of the
natural world so dominate the characters. Perhaps the dichotomy between the ...
When he attempts analysis he generally succeeds only in diminishing the stature
of his tragic figures, as with Clym and "Father Time," for as a rule his analysis is
inadequate. Sometimes, as with Sue in Jude the Obscure, he cannot himself ...
The most explicit statement of Hardy's view of the tragic situation of man, Jude
suffers artistically from its explicitness. Nevertheless, Jude is a most powerful and
impressive novel, and part of its power and impressiveness certainly derives from
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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
s THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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