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Lord Colambre and Grace Nugent, the hero and heroine, are to the point here.
Colambre is a very pass- | able attempt at a hero, for after Fielding and until we
come to Meredith the great English novelists generally fail with their heroes. That
It made him set at the center of his fictions the romantic hero and the romantic
heroine. It is i the fate of the romantic hero to be colorless, and perhaps Scott's
are no more so than Nicholas Nickleby; the one hero who does emerge as a
He is in many ways the hero of a fairy story, but a hero he is, and has his moment
of recognition as such, when, having failed to kill himself and fire his shop for the
insurance, he rescues his neighbor's aunt. The History of Mr. Polly is very much ...
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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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