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Lord Colambre and Grace Nugent , the hero and heroine , are to the point here .
Colambre is a very passable attempt at a hero , for after Fielding and until we
come to Meredith the great English novelists generally fail with their heroes .
It made him set at the center of his fictions the romantic hero and the romantic
heroine . It is 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 ...
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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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