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The Irish novelists of the time , who had found their exemplars in Maria
Edgeworth and Scott , are much less interesting . Their natural talents were
smaller and their interpretation of life crude . They were folklorists rather than
novelists , and ...
Mrs . Gaskell is only less successful in Wives and Daughters because she is
working on a larger scale . Wives and Daughters is a very perceptive rendering of
the class structure of a provincial society as seen from the position of a doctor ' s ...
He too is a sentimental creation , and made the less convincing because ,
according to the doctor , he is a boy " of a sort unknown in the last generation . . .
the beginning of the coming universal wish not to live . ” The philosophical
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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