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What had formerly seemed to the mass of his British readers profoundly alien , even monstrous , modes of worship were made to appear natural by his acceptance of them and his unheated accounts of them . The religious fanaticism of ...
Scott's attitude towards his characters , like his acceptance of the world in which he lived , is very much akin to ... He accepted and rendered quite naturally the contrasts of class ; as Bagehot , discussing Scott's treatment of the ...
But broadly , the early Victorians accepted the idea of progress without much question . The age represented the triumph of protestantism , and perhaps its great achievement was the universal acceptance of the idea of respectability .
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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