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so , if the word " picaresque " is now stretched , as it commonly is , to mean any
novel in which the hero takes a journey whose course plunges him into all sorts ,
conditions , and classes of men , The Pilgrim ' s Progress is not so different in ...
It is these “ spots of commonness , ” this discontinuity in the fineness of his texture
, which lead to his marrying Rosamond Vincy , that magnificent image of the self -
satisfied acceptance of a mean notion of social behavior . Rosamond is ...
Not so Clym , Eustacia , Thomasin , and Wildeve ; these are cut off from nature ,
and that they are cut off means that they are undone , though in the case of
Thomasin , Hardy altered his original conclusion of the novel to provide her with
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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