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Of the good women, Amelia and Mrs. Pendennis are quite frankly depicted as
stupid almost to the point of imbecility. Yet again the ambiguity intervenes; their
stupidity and its consequences, their lives as doting mothers and "tender little ...
Women are delicate and patient observers; they hold their noses close, as it were
, to the texture of life. They feel and perceive the real with a kind of personal tact"
But Trollope's affinity with Jane Austen goes beyond this. His discriminations ...
He writes in Born in Exile: "Godwin was one of those upon whose awaking
intellect is forced a perception of the brain-defect so general in women when they
are taught few of life's graces and none of its serious concerns — their paltry ...
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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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