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Of the good women , Amelia and Mrs. Pendennis are quite frankly depicted as
stupid almost to the point of imbecility . ... In the presence of the " good woman , "
however moronic , Thackeray's satire is suspended in favor of his sentimentality .
It was for women Gissing reserved his fullest sympathy ; his range of women
characters is considerably greater than that ... one of those upon whose awaking
intellect is forced a perception of the brain - defect so general in women when
Artistically , his most successful novels are the two in which women dominate ,
The Odd Women ( 1893 ) and In the Year of the Jubilee ( 1894 ) . They are his
most objective works , and they are unmarred by the self - pity and special
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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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