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... they coalesce in the mind into one great epic picture ; so that it is not always
easy to remember the precise events of single novels , and characters like old
Deans , Oldbuck , and the rest seem to exist side by side bound in the one frame .
They were as conscious as we are , looking back , of the tensions and
contradictions of their times , the havoc caused by the industrial revolution , the
presence of mass poverty , the existence side by side of what Disraeli called the
two nations ...
These two principles , these two worlds , might have exsted side by side in peace
if the outsider Heathcliff had not been introduced into Wuthering Heights by Mr .
Earn . haw , " the old master . " His history , as Nelly Dean says , is ' a cuckoo ' s .
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THE FIRST GENERA
THE EARLY VICTORIANS
THE LATER VICTORIANS
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