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The point is that they are all rooted in the most palpable kinds of material reality , the reality of life shaped by the forces of history , or the reality of work , of traditional skills and professions . These realities give them ...
... of the unity of tone , the melodramatic incredibilities scarcely matter ; they are false to observed reality but not false to Charlotte Brontė's shaping dream ; they represent , indeed , the triumph of the dream over reality .
Its theme is reality and its nature , as is made plain in the first chapter , in which the hero Rickie , then an undergraduate , is discussing with his friends the metaphysical problem , Does a cow exist when there is no one there to ...
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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