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my book . 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 ...
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 .
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 ...
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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
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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