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Amelia is the rarest of successful characters in literature, the absolutely good
person who is credible. Yet the novel is not quite successful, not because
Fielding's ebullience of spirits has subsided or his gaiety been quenched, but
because of ...
But symbols, if they are successful, transcend what we may call their prose
translations. If true symbols, they can never be reduced to what their creator
believes they stand for. It is an index of Godwin's successful use of symbol that
the reader ...
We discover it especially in the hard, self-confident manufacturer John Thornton.
Thornton is much Mrs. Gaskell's most successful male character and as a man is
much more convincing than any of Charlotte Bronte's. He is not a dream figure; ...
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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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