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The most important theme is still the class war , but we are allowed to see it from the point of view of someone who is an outsider and a woman . Margaret Hale , one of Mrs. Gaskell's most spirited heroines and an excellent delineation ...
The woman triumphs not merely because she compels the proud man to stoop . Phyllis Bentley has argued that Jane Eyre is much more than “ a mere ' escape ' romance " because Jane does not " enjoy a complete , unreal triumph " ; she is ...
Nothing much is left of Reade , but at least two novels , The Woman in White ( 1860 ) and The Moonstone ( 1868 ) , keep Collins's memory sweet . Both novelists were working at the opposite pole of manner and intention to Trollope ...
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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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