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... ve called me impudent , and a liar , and a mischiefmaker , and yo ' might ha '
said wi ' some truth , as I were now and then given to drink . An ' I ha ' called you a
tyrant , an ' an oud bull - dog , and a hard , cruel master ; that ' s where it stands .
The significant characters are Clym and Eustacia . Clym is the first of Hardy ' s
idealists , the first of what have been called his " prig heroes , " a man conscious
all the time of what Hardy himself called “ the ache of modernism . " In a sense ,
It was an attempt to define , on a theoretical basis , what before had been called
Realism . Flaubert himself refused to be called either Realist or Naturalist ; he
saw himself as a French classicist , and dismissed Naturalism as an " ineptitude .
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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