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The very existence of the silver of San Tomé provides the trial , in this novel , of a
fiendish and appalling joke . There is Charles Gould , the owner of the mine . He
lives very emine the trial of whose ideal " , for it from the least ignoble of motives ...
Ford liberates his characters - Henry , Katherine , Cranmer , the Princess Mary ,
Cromwell , Throckmorton , and the rest — from the associations encrusting them
from four centuries of bitter sectarian history , so that they live as human beings .
Are all men ' s lives like the lives of us good people lives of the Ashburnhams , of
the Dowells , of the Ruffords broken , tumultuous , agonized , and unromantic
lives , periods punctuated by screams , by imbecilities , by deaths , by agonies ?
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THE FIRST GENERA
THE EARLY VICTORIANS
THE LATER VICTORIANS
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